SOURCE: Digicel

Digicel

September 29, 2009 17:36 ET

Digicel Celebrates 10 Million Subscribers Landmark Across Its 32 Markets Worldwide

KINGSTON, JAMAICA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - Digicel, the largest telecommunications provider in the Caribbean and recent entrant to the Central American and Pacific markets, is celebrating reaching the ten million subscriber landmark across its 32 markets worldwide, it was announced today.

Since launching in Jamaica in 2001, Digicel has expanded rapidly across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific by making mobile telecoms accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime and by providing the best network, best service and best value to customers.

At the end of June 2009, Digicel recorded 7.2 million subscribers across its 24 markets in the Caribbean and El Salvador. In terms of the recently launched businesses in Honduras and Panama, these are well ahead of expectations with 1.4 million subscribers across the two markets -- while the six markets in the Pacific account for a further 1.4 million subscribers. The total of ten million subscribers equates to a compound annual growth rate of 40% over the last two years.

Colm Delves, CEO of Digicel Group, comments, "We are delighted with our progress. Since our launch in Jamaica in 2001, we have grown to now span 32 markets worldwide and to serve over ten million customers. We've done this by ensuring that our commitment to provide the best network, best service and best value is evident in everything we do -- and the way in which we do it. Delighting our customers is, and always will be, our number one priority and we would like to thank them for their ongoing loyalty to Digicel."

ABOUT DIGICEL GROUP

After eight years of operation, Digicel has 8.6 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 new entrant to the Central American and Pacific markets.

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.

In total, across its 32 markets, Digicel has over ten million subscribers.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean and Central American sports teams, including the West Indies Cricket Team and Special Olympics teams throughout the region. 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.

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information on Digicel.

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