DIGICEL ACQUIRES ORANGE DOMINICA LTD
September 11th, 2009 – Kingston, Jamaica: Digicel, the largest mobile operator in the Caribbean and recent entrant to Central America, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Orange Dominica, the wholly owned subsidiary of France Telecom, based in the Commonwealth of Dominica which has 70,000 inhabitants.
Since launching operations in Dominica in 2006 - following the acquisition of Cingular Wireless -Digicel has built a state of the art network, to ensure delivery of the best experience to its customers.
To that end, Digicel is making a significant investment in expanding the capacity of its network to benefit all its customers.
Digicel Group CEO, Colm Delves, said of today’s announcement: “Since launching in 2006, Digicel has driven change in the Dominican mobile market by offering a wide range of innovative products and services over a world-class network. Today’s announcement reflects our commitment to offer the best value, the best coverage and the best care to as many people as possible in the Caribbean. We are delighted to welcome the customers of Orange Dominica to the Digicel family and looking forward to demonstrating to them the benefits of being with Digicel.”
Digicel Group COO, Kevin White, said: “Digicel has broken boundaries in mobile communications across the Caribbean. We have already seen what Digicel brings to the table since launching in Dominica four years ago, and I am confident that it will continue to deliver the type of innovative and value- added services that customer have come to expect and enjoy from them.”
“Digicel is a dynamic Caribbean company renowned for bringing tremendous value to its customers by building a state of the art network that bridges the technology divide from one country to the next,” said Richard Stanton, Digicel Dominica’s Country Manager. “We are confident that customers and the overall community are in good hands and will benefit from Digicel’s Bigger, Better Network in Dominica.”
Digicel first launched operations in Jamaica in 2001 and has since grown to 26 markets in the Caribbean and Central America. On launching operations in Dominica, Digicel brought real competition to the mobile market through the introduction of a variety of first-to-market products and services such as Call Me and Credit Me - to name but a few - which drove change in the Dominican mobile market. Digicel is committed to ensuring that its customers receive the best coverage, the best care and the best value in Dominica and across of all its operations worldwide.