SOURCE: Digicel


September 14, 2009 16:37 ET

Digicel Acquires Orange Dominica Ltd

Acquisition Marks Digicel's Continued Growth in the Caribbean

ROUSEAU, DOMINICA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - 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.

Since launching operations in Dominica in 2006 -- following the acquisition of Cingular Wireless -- Digicel has built a state-of-the-art network, offering customers the best coverage and best value in Dominica. As part of today's announcement, Digicel has made a significant investment in expanding the capacity of the Digicel network to ensure that Orange customers moving over to the Bigger, Better Network will enjoy the best coverage, the best value and the best care in the mobile market in Dominica.

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 free voicemail, call me, 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 network, the best service and the best value in Dominica and across of all its 32 operations worldwide.

Richard Stanton, Country Manager of Digicel Dominica: "Today, Dominica's Bigger, Better Network just got even bigger and even better with our acquisition of Orange Dominica. Orange customers are now part of Dominica's largest network calling circle and, from today, will enjoy the multiple benefits of best value, best service and best network that Digicel delivers."

Digicel Group CEO, Colm Delves, said of today's announcement: "In just eight years, Digicel has grown rapidly and now has operations in 32 markets worldwide. Our success across the Caribbean and beyond is based on ensuring that we deliver on our commitment to providing the best mobile experience, by our willingness to choose and invest in the right technologies and innovative products and services -- and by ensuring we drive value for customers day in, day out. We're delighted to be welcoming the Orange customers to Dominica's Bigger, Better Network."


After eight years of operation, Digicel has more than eight million customers across its Caribbean and Central American markets and is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services and state-of-the-art handsets. By offering innovative wireless services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand in the Caribbean and has placed the region at the cutting-edge of wireless communications -- the company is also a recent entrant to the Central American market.

Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and now has operations in 32 markets world-wide. Its Caribbean and Central American markets comprise Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos. The Caribbean company also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths. Digicel Pacific comprises Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and South Pacific sports teams, including the West Indies Cricket Team, Special Olympics teams throughout the region and national rugby teams in the South Pacific. Digicel is also title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Championships and the Copa de Naciones Digicel, which are the Caribbean and Central American qualifiers to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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