Digicel launches its 4G service to customers
June 24, 2014

Digicel launches its 4G service to customers

John Gidharry, newly appointed country manager of Digicel, says that telecommunications customers are in for exciting times, with the introduction of 4th Generation (4G) capabilities by his company.{{more}}

The St Lucia native made his pronouncements on June 12, at the launch of Digicel’s 4G network, during a well attended ceremony held at the Balcombe Estate at Indian Bay.

Gidharry said that the heralding of Digicel 4G was a proud yet humble day for his company, which has come a long way from the moment it started operations in St Vincent in 2003.

“Eleven short years ago, Digicel moved into St Vincent and the Grenadines and revolutionized telecommunications,” Gidharry stated.

“Back then, a mobile phone was a status symbol, a luxury that even businesses struggled to afford.

“Today, as a result of our efforts, just about everyone can use and afford this technology.

“Tonight, we are taking it a step further to focus on the Internet,” he said.

The former Corporate Sales executive told the audience that the introduction of the service gives customers the ability to use their mobile phones to surf, stream, and share, with “absolutely no limitations.”

According to Gidharry, Digicel has demonstrated its commitment to the telecommunications industry by constantly improving the network and developing its staff, whilst giving back to the communities in which it serves.

“St Vincent and the Grenadines is no different. And in true Digicel fashion, our team here which has worked tirelessly to again deliver on that on going commitment to our existing and potential customers.

“Digicel’s additional investment in the St Vincent and the Grenadines, in excess of over UD$7 million dollars solidifies that commitment, bringing businesses and individuals the fastest and reliable 4G technology available in St Vincent and the Grenadines.”

Also addressing the gathering were Dennis O’Brien, chairman of Digicel, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Minister of Information Technology Camillo Gonsalves.

Guests were also treated to dance routines, fireworks, cocktails and food, and a live band.

The launch of 4G by Digicel means that both mobile service providers now supply 4G service to local consumers.