May 12, 2006
Digicel launches in Haiti

Digicel last week launched operations in Haiti with a wide range of customer focused services aimed at revolutionising the local telecommunications market. This highly anticipated launch brings an investment of over US$130 million to the nation, the largest corporate investment ever made in Haiti by an international company.{{more}}

Speaking at launch activities in Port-au-Prince last week, Digicel founder and chairman, Denis O’Brien said, “Haiti represents Digicel’s largest launch to date, and we anticipate significant demand for our service. Communications technology is at the heart of all nations and the people of Haiti have put up with woefully inadequate services for far too long. Digicel Haiti will provide innovative and accessible telecommunications services that meet and exceed customer demand, and advance Haiti’s mobile technology to an entirely new level.”

Since receiving a license in Haiti in June 2005, Digicel has established a workforce of more than 300 employees led by Ghada Gebara, CEO of Digicel Haiti, who has 10 years of management experience in mobile technology and wireless services.

After five years of operation, Digicel has operations in 20 Caribbean countries in its effort to create a seamless Pan-Caribbean network. Digicel’s investment in the Caribbean region currently stands at US$ 1 billion. The company expects its current staff of more than 1,500 to increase 33 percent by 2007.