SOURCE: Digicel


August 31, 2009 10:44 ET

Digicel Launches in the Republic of Nauru

Nauruans Make Mobile Calls and Access the Internet for the First Time on Digicel's New GSM Network

NAURU--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - Digicel, the fastest growing telecommunications operator in the Pacific, today announced its launch in the Republic of Nauru.

The President of Nauru, Hon. Marcus Stephen, M.P., made the first call on the new Digicel network at a press conference this afternoon. The President said, "We are thrilled to welcome Digicel to Nauru, offering Nauruans access to GSM mobile telecommunications for the first time.

"Digicel's launch is very significant for the people of Nauru. It is a truly exciting time and we look forward to the prospect of having mobile telecommunications and mobile internet accessibility in Nauru," continued the President.

The Government of Nauru is currently working towards the economic redevelopment of the country and a first world telecommunications infrastructure is essential to the continued growth of the nation. In celebration of Digicel's launch in Nauru, President Marcus Stephen has declared September 1st, 2009 a 'national holiday' in Nauru.

Digicel Pacific CEO, Ms. Vanessa Slowey, said, "Digicel is committed to making an important contribution to the growth and development of Nauru economically and socially. Digicel Nauru will provide innovative and accessible telecommunications services that meet and exceed customer demand.

"The wait for the launch of telecommunications in Nauru is now over. Since receiving a licence in Nauru in June this year, Digicel has established a world class mobile network in Nauru bringing 24/7 free customer care, a wide range of new handsets, cutting-edge products and services and competitive calling rates making it affordable for everyone in Nauru to now be part of the mobile world."

Nauru is full of frenzy and excitement as Digicel's two-day launch activities get underway. All Digicel customers who purchase a phone will receive $10 worth of free credit so they can start texting and talking immediately.


The Republic of Nauru is located in the Pacific just north of the Solomon Islands and 40 kilometres south of the Equator. The island is 21 kilometres square and with a population of 10,000 people, who speak Nauruan and English. Prior to Digicel's launch in Nauru, there was no mobile phone service in the country.


Since its launch in the South Pacific in November 2006, Digicel has become the fastest-growing mobile operator in the Pacific, with current operations in Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

Digicel is the largest telecommunications company in the Caribbean operating in 32 markets worldwide, as well as a new entrant to Central America. The company is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, and superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets.

Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams across the South Pacific including; Fiji Rugby, Digicel Fiji 7's and the Digicel Cup, Digicel Tonga Ikale Tahi 7s and 15s, Digicel Vanuatu 7's and 15's. Digicel is also the proud sponsor of the Vanuatu Cricket team. For more information, please visit

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