Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Digicel Launches in BVI

Caribbean operator Digicel Ltd. has launched services in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) by investing US $17 mln in the network for the country.

For Digicel, BVI is 25th market in the Caribbean and Central America and 30th market worldwide – with a population of 23,000 and 90% mobile coverage. Now the fastest growing mobile operator in the Caribbean region plans to provide coverage to 98% of the population, by building a brand new state-of-the-art network that includes innovations such as self-service top up machines with 24-hour access and online bill payment.

Colm Delves, CEO of Digicel Group, said that as the third entrant to the market (after CCT Global Communications and Cable & Wireless) they will drive competition by providing “the best coverage, best care and best value for the people of the country”. He also thanked the BVI Government for all of its assistance with their entrance to the market.

CEO of Digicel BVI is Alan Bates who has been with Digicel since 2003, serving as head of sales and distribution for the Dutch Caribbean region and sales director for Digicel Bermuda.

BVI is one of the most prosperous economies in the Caribbean, with rapidly developing tourism and financial services industry.

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