March 8th 2016 - Digicel on track for Pay TV
Tuesday March 8, 2016 (Suva – Fiji) Digicel is delighted to announce today that it has received the broadcasting license, spectrum license and the special license to operate Pay TV in the country.
Digicel Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Darren McLean is very happy to get the licenses from the Fiji Government after an announcement was made in September last year about the purchase of Sky Pacific.
“I want to thank the Fiji Government and the Minister of Communications, Mr. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for his commitment in helping to turn this opportunity into a reality.“
“I would also like to thank our new partner Fiji Television Limited, who has been cooperating well with us and the government in this process. There is a lot more work to do to plan the transition from Fiji TV to Digicel ownership until such time there is no change to Sky Pacific operations and channel lineup. “
“The focus in the short term is to keep the business focused and delivering for customers, while we plan the improvements that are necessary over the coming months“
Digicel Group Limited (Digicel) is a leading provider of communications services in 31 markets in the Caribbean and South Pacific regions, where the company provides a comprehensive range of Mobile Communications, Business Solutions, Cable TV & Broadband and other related products and services to retail, corporate (including small- and medium-sized enterprises) and government customers.
Digicel offers HSPA+ or long-term evolution (LTE) mobile technology (4G) in 30 markets and holds the number one mobile market position in 21 markets, with a mobile subscriber market share of more than 50% in 20 markets, as determined by internal company data.
Digicel launched mobile services in Jamaica, its first market, in 2001 and became the market leader there within 15 months of launch, based on a strategy that Digicel has since replicated successfully in several other markets. Digicel’s mobile subscriber base has grown from 0.4 million as of March 31, 2002 to 13.6 million subscribers as of March 31, 2015, representing a compound annual growth rate of 32.3%.
Digicel runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs. Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams and individuals including the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel also sponsors the West Indies cricket team.
For more information, visit www.digicelgroup.com