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September 17, 2009

Digicel acquires Orange Dominica

Here is some news - Digicel buying a competitor whole. Will this be a new trend in the domination of the region?


Monday, 14th September 2009 - Rouseau, Dominica : DIGICEL ACQUIRES ORANGE DOMINICA LTD - Acquisition marks Digicel's continued growth in the Caribbean.

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."

Yes it is a small market - but this could be a new trend for Digicel.