September 30, 2005

Digicel Makes Significant Strides in Cingular Wireless Caribbean and Bermuda Acquisition

Continued Expansion of Digicel Pan-Caribbean GSM Network; Majority of Cingular Wireless Licenses and Operations Transferred in Caribbean and Bermuda

KINGSTON, JAMAICA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/29/2005 -- Digicel Group, the fastest growing mobile telecommunications provider in the Caribbean, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of seven Cingular Wireless operations in the Caribbean as well as Bermuda following regulatory approval by the governments in those islands.

Digicel is now in a position to increase the size of its pan-Caribbean GSM network to include Bermuda, Anguilla, St Kitts & Nevis and Dominica and has received regulatory approval for the acquisition of Cingular's operations on the islands of Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The company looks forward to receiving regulatory approval in the remaining markets of Barbados, the Cayman Islands and Antigua & Barbuda in the near future.

According to Informa Telecoms & Media's market projections for the first quarter of 2005, there were 11.5 million GSM additions for Latin America and the Caribbean, compared to 3.3 million CDMA additions and a loss of about 300,000 TDMA customers. GSM growth was close to four times more than CDMA growth in the same time period. The shrinking trend in the TDMA customer base was first measured in the region in 4Q 2004. Telecom experts commenting on the report noted that GSM's family of technologies are a perfect fit for the Caribbean, providing not only advanced wireless data services over EDGE networks, but also the scale and scope for affordable high-quality communications for all demographics.

"Our vision to build a seamless wireless network across the Caribbean is fast becoming a reality. By leveraging the flexibility and superiority of GSM technologies, we can offer customers in every country a user experience that is unmatched and consistent when combined with our superior customer service and value based offerings," said Mr. Colm Delves, Digicel Group CEO.

"We are putting into place integration plans that have been developed with Cingular to ensure that the transition process is as seamless as possible for Cingular customers allowing them to keep their current benefits as well as enjoy Digicel's broad range of innovative products and services," he added.

Digicel has also fully acquired the Cingular Wireless' licenses in Jamaica as well as network assets in the Netherlands Antilles island of Curaçao where Digicel already operates following its acquisition of Curaçao Telecom in March 2005. Digicel's agreement with Cingular Wireless also includes the planned acquisition of Cingular's licences in the French West Indies islands of St Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Barths.

With a vision to establish a seamless pan-Caribbean wireless network, Digicel's investments in the region have exceeded US$600 million. The Company recently reached a milestone of over 1,000 employees in its fourth year of operation and anticipates a 30 percent increase in staff by the end of 2006, due to subscriber growth and market expansion.

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MOBILE WAR! .....Cable & Wireless fires at the competitors

From the Jamaica Observer:

CABLE and Wireless yesterday announced a 41 per cent cut in what it charges its mobile phone customers for peak time calls into its competitors' networks, a move that is likely to lead to another round of robust competition between Jamaica's cellular telephone providers.

With yesterday's move, in what it called its 'Anyone Plan', C&W will now have a flat $10 per minute rate for inter and intra network calls between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, its peak hours. For off-peak periods, the rate will be $8 a minute, a reduction of approximately 54 per cent.

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September 28, 2005

Cabinet makes a final decision on Sunbeach buyout

From the Barbados Advocate:

"CABINET has made its decision on the proposed majority share buyout of Sunbeach Communications Inc. by a Trinidad and Tobago concern. However, Anthony Wood, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, kept the news very close to his chest yesterday, saying he intended to write the telecommunications company on the matter this week before making it public.

The Cabinet did consider the request by Sunbeach for the majority shareholding in the company to be acquired by Telecoms Holdings Limited of Trinidad and Tobago, and we have come to a point of determination as to how we should tend to the matter, he said, during a news conference at the National Petroleum Corporation headquarters."

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Intec triple sale to TSTT for billing, service activation and mediation

TSTT to implement three Intec OSS/BSS products to increase efficiency and service quality in light of deregulation competition

São Paulo/Atlanta – 27 September, 2005 - Intec, a global provider of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), today announced it has signed a contract with Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) for Intec’s service activation and interconnect billing solutions, Inter-activatE and InterconnecT v7. Also included in the contract was an upgrade of TSTT’s existing mediation platform to Inter-mediatE v5. TSTT has selected Intec OSS/BSS technology to help it prepare for the changes that will occur as a result of the liberalization of the telecommunications sector.

“An open market brings new challenges which we intend to meet by investing in technology that will help us run more efficiently, making us a better choice for our customers,” said Lisa Agard, Vice President Legal Regulatory and Carrier Services of TSTT. “We chose Intec because they are OSS market leaders, with a strong presence in the Caribbean and a known track record for mediation, interconnection and activation. Our customers rely on us for high-quality services; we trust Intec to help us deliver them.”

TSTT will configure InterconnecT v7 to manage its 23 international agreements as well as domestic agreements with new market entrants. Inter-activatE will be deployed to provision traditional voice and complex next generation services for TSTT’s fixed, mobile and VoIP businesses. Inter-activatE will eliminate billing and service provisioning errors, reducing costs, improving customer service and offering TSTT a true assessment of network inventory. Inter-mediatE v5 will allow TSTT to collect and process any kind of network usage information, regardless of service type.

“Intec’s objective is to supply its customers with the tools they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive market,” said Ian Gordon, Intec’s CALA Regional Director. “By implementing Inter-activatE, we will enable TSTT to shorten customer wait times for new services, increasing customer satisfaction and decreasing customer churn. Our wholesale billing platform, InterconnecT v7, will help them maintain their position as market leaders in the new open market. And Inter-mediatE will ensure they are able to collect and bill for every service they provide.”

About TSTT

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited is jointly owned by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (51%) and Cable & Wireless (49%). The company provides a complete suite of communications services throughout the twin-island state including fixed line and mobile communications, broadband Internet access, lease lines and data services. TSTT is the only communications solutions provider in the country deploying both wireless and wired next generation networks with voice, data and multimedia capabilities making it one of the most advanced solutions providers in country. The company's customers include key industry leaders in the finance, energy, government and tourism sectors. www.tstt.co.tt


Media Contact:
Camille Salandy
Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
Tel: +868 625 3333
Fax: +868 623 3836
CFSaland@tstt.co.tt


About Intec

Intec Telecom Systems is a leading supplier of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS) to over 500 customers across the global telecoms industry. Intec is world market leader in both inter-carrier billing and mediation, and one of the largest suppliers of retail billing systems. Intec’s customer base now includes over 60 per cent of the world’s top 100 carriers. Founded in 1997, Intec is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ITL.L) and has over 1,500 staff and 29 offices in 23 countries.

Intec's product portfolio includes:
• Singl.eView™ - retail billing and customer management
• Inter-mediatE™ - multi-service mediation solution;
• InterconnecT™ - inter-carrier billing including US CABS and ITU-based settlement;
• Inter-activatE™ - convergent service activation;
• InterconnecT CPM™ - end-to-end content partner management;
• InterconnecT Optimised Routing™ - optimised wholesale routing and trading;
• Intec DCP™ (Dynamic Charging Platform) – real-time pre/post-paid mediation and charging

Intec’s customer base includes, among others, Cable & Wireless, CANTV, Claro, COLT Telecommunications, Digicel, France Telecom, Hutchison 3G, Optus, Orange, Swisscom, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, T-Mobile International, TSTT, Verizon, Virgin Mobile, Vivo and Vodafone. For more information, visit the Intec website at www.intecbilling.com

Contact:

Charlotte Villiers
Manager, Corporate Communications
Intec Telecom Systems
Tel: +44 (0)1483 745839
Mb: +44 (0)7917 425667
Fax: +44 (0)1483 745860
charlotte.villiers@intecbilling.com

Andrew Rodaway
Director of Marketing
Intec Telecom Systems
Tel: +44 (0)1483 745800
Mb: +44 (0)7768 808082
andrew.rodaway@intecbilling.com

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September 26, 2005

Digicel starts T&T build out

More Digicel news - what else - from the Jamaica Observer:

Digicel, the Jamaica-based mobile telecommunications group, says it will spend US$190 million over the next year to build out its network in Trinidad and Tobago, where it was granted an operating licence earlier this year.

Ericsson, the global telephone technology company, is supplying the equipment for the the GSM network, which began arriving in Trinidad and Tobago last week.

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September 22, 2005

Digicel Calls on Globecomm

From Wireless Week:

Digicel is moving full-speed ahead with its plans to expand its GSM network in the Caribbean. The latest: The company has enlisted the help of Globecomm Systems.

Specifically, Digicel has contracted Globecomm to design and install satellite infrastructure in Trinidad and Tobago to ready the introduction of Digicel's GSM network there.

The companies first began working together in 2001 on Digicel's service launch in Jamaica.

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September 21, 2005

Centennial Communications to Explore Alternatives

WALL, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/19/2005 -- Centennial Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: CYCL) today announced that it has engaged Lehman Brothers and Evercore Partners as financial advisors to assist it in evaluating a range of possible strategic and financial alternatives. There can be no assurance that the Company will undertake any particular action as a result of such evaluation.

ABOUT CENTENNIAL

Centennial Communications (NASDAQ: CYCL), based in Wall, NJ, is a leading provider of regional wireless and integrated communications services in the United States and the Caribbean with approximately 1.2 million wireless subscribers and 300,000 access line equivalents. The U.S. business owns and operates wireless networks in the Midwest and Southeast covering parts of six states. Centennial's Caribbean business owns and operates wireless networks in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands and provides facilities-based integrated voice, data and Internet solutions. Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and an affiliate of the Blackstone Group are controlling shareholders of Centennial. For more information regarding Centennial, please visit our websites http://www.centennialwireless.com/, http://www.centennialpr.com/ and http://www.centennialrd.com/

SAFE HARBOR PROVISION

Cautionary statement for purposes of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Information in this release that involves Centennial's expectations, beliefs, hopes, plans, projections, estimates, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. These risks, assumptions and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the effects of vigorous competition in our markets, which may make it difficult for us to attract and retain customers and to grow our customer base and revenue and which may increase churn, which could reduce our revenue and increase our costs; the fact that many of our competitors are larger than we are, have greater financial resources than we do, are less leveraged than we are, have more extensive coverage areas than we do, and may offer less expensive and more technologically advanced products and services than we do; changes and developments in technology, including our ability to upgrade our networks to remain competitive and our ability to anticipate and react to frequent and significant technological changes which may render certain technologies used by us obsolete; our substantial debt obligations, including restrictive covenants and consequences of default contained in our financing arrangements, which place limitations on how we conduct business; our ability to attract subscribers in our newly launched markets in Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan; market prices for the products and services we offer may continue to decline in the future; the effects of consolidation in the telecommunications industry; general economic, business, political and social conditions in the areas in which we operate, including the effects of world events, terrorism, hurricanes, tornadoes, wind storms and other natural disasters; our access to the latest technology handsets in a timeframe and at a cost similar to our competitors; the effect on our business of wireless local number portability, which permits the wireless phone numbers that we allocate to our customers to be portable when our customers switch to another carrier; our ability to successfully deploy and deliver wireless data services to our customers; our ability to generate cash and the availability and cost of additional capital to fund our operations and our significant planned capital expenditures, including the need to refinance or amend existing indebtedness; our dependence on roaming agreements for a significant portion of our wireless revenue and the expected decline in roaming revenue over the long term; our dependence on roaming agreements for our ability to offer our wireless customers regional and nationwide rate plans that include areas for which we do not own wireless licenses; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the effects of governmental regulation of the telecommunications industry, including changes in the level of support provided to us by the Universal Service Fund; fluctuations in currency values related to our Dominican Republic operations; our ability to acquire, and the cost of acquiring, additional spectrum in our markets to support growth and advanced technologies; our ability to manage, implement and monitor billing and operational support systems; the results of litigation filed or which may be filed against us, including litigation relating to wireless billing, using wireless telephones while operating an automobile or possible health effects of radio frequency transmission; the relative liquidity and corresponding volatility of our common stock and our ability to raise future equity capital; and the control of us retained by some of our stockholders and anti-takeover provisions; and other risks referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Centennial as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements.

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CariCam Mobile 2005 to be held in the Bahamas

From the Barbados Advocate:

"From November 7 to 10 executives from telecom operators, regulatory entities, consultancies, solution providers and research services will discuss the mobile growth in the Caribbean during a conference in the Bahamas. The meeting, CariCam Mobile 2005, is organised by International Business Communications (IBC) and will also discuss the future for regional telecommunications infrastructure to supply tourism rising demand."

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Globecomm Systems Awarded Multiple Infrastructure Contracts from Digicel to Expand their Caribbean GSM Network

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2005--Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM-News), a global provider of end-to-end value-added satellite-based communications solutions, today announced that it has been awarded multiple contracts from Digicel Group (Digicel), the fastest growing mobile telecommunications company in the Caribbean.

Globecomm will initially design and install satellite infrastructure in Trinidad and Tobago in preparation for Digicel's planned GSM network launch in these locations. Globecomm has worked with Digicel since their launch in 2001 on the island of Jamaica. Digicel became the first GSM operator in Jamaica and quickly gained significant market share, surpassing the long time incumbent wireless carrier there. Since then, Digicel has expanded into Aruba, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and St Lucia. Digicel was recently awarded licenses to operate in Trinidad, Tobago and Haiti, and has entered into an agreement to acquire, subject to regulatory approval, Cingular Wireless' Caribbean and Bermuda operations.

David Hershberg, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Globecomm Systems Inc., said, "We are thrilled to further our relationship with Digicel. Digicel's plan is to expand their footprint throughout the Caribbean and evolve into a full service provider offering Internet and international telephone service in addition to the mobile business. We look forward to a long-term relationship with Digicel and are excited about the opportunities to support Digicel as they continue to grow."

About Globecomm Systems

Globecomm Systems Inc. provides end-to-end value-added satellite-based communication solutions by leveraging its core satellite ground segment systems and network capabilities, with satellite communication services capabilities. The solutions Globecomm offers include satellite-based "next generation" networks, militarized commercial off the shelf products and services, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video broadcast, business recovery, satellite-based terrestrial restoral, content delivery and other networks on a global basis. Globecomm's customers include communications service providers, commercial enterprises, Internet Service Providers, content providers and government and government-related entities.

Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm Systems also maintains offices in Washington, DC, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

About Digicel

Since their launch in 2001, Digicel has become the fastest growing mobile telecommunications operator in the Caribbean. In four years, they have become renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services and state-of-the-art handsets as well as community support and development.

They operate in ten countries including Aruba, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. Digicel's planned purchase of Cingular Wireless Caribbean will expand their network to Bermuda, Anguilla, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda as well as Dominica. As the largest GSM mobile operator in the region Digicel plans to extend their foothold into other Caribbean countries.

Digicel directly employs almost 1000 people in the Caribbean. They are the lead sponsor of Caribbean sports teams including the West Indies Cricket Team and Special Olympics teams across the Caribbean. They are also the title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Football Union Cup, which involves over 30 Caribbean countries and is an important qualifier towards the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Certain of the statements contained in this press release may be deemed forward-looking statements. Such statements, and other matters addressed in this press release, involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements and matters include risks and other factors detailed, from time to time, in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company's Annual Reports for the year ended June 30, 2005 on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which the Company urges investors to consider. These risks and other factors include, but are not limited to general and political and economic instability in the United States and abroad, including the hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, we cannot assure investors that we will receive additional contracts from Digicel group or that these contracts will be profitable for the Company.

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September 20, 2005

Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. Increases Its Dividend for 8th Straight Year

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2005--Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (AMEX:ANK), announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share, payable on October 10, 2005 on all common shares outstanding to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2005. This represents an increase of 2.5 cents, or 9%, in the dividend paid in the previous quarter. If maintained this equates to an annual increase of 10 cents, from $1.10 per share to $1.20 per share.

Cornelius B. Prior, Jr., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company said, "We are happy to announce an increase in our dividend for the eighth consecutive year. We want to share our success with shareholders and believe we have the financial strength and positive prospects to continue our history of increases."

Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. is a telecommunications company with headquarters in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Its principal subsidiaries include: Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company, Limited, which is the national telephone service provider in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana for all local, long-distance and international service, as well as the largest cellular service provider; Commnet Wireless, LLC, which operates wholesale wireless networks with GSM, TDMA, CDMA and analog technologies in rural areas throughout the United States, providing its partners with roaming voice and data services; and Choice Communications, LLC, which provides wireless television and broadband and dial-up data services as the largest Internet service provider and the only wireless TV provider in the United States Virgin Islands. ATN also owns 44% of Bermuda Digital Communications Ltd., which, under the Cellular One name, is the largest provider of cellular voice and data services in Bermuda.

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September 18, 2005

Centennial wired up to $1.5bn sale

From The Business Online:

"US regional mobile and telecoms company Centennial Communications, is expected to be sold for about $1.5bn (£825m, E1.23bn) and is reported to be in talks with potential buyers this weekend.

According to the Wall Street Journal, potential buyers are circling Centennial, although it could take months to finalise a deal. The US telecoms industry is entering a period of consolidation with wireless valuations at their strongest for four years, making an auction of the company the most attractive option for the two private firms that are Centennial’s majority holders.

The company’s 1.25m customers are spread across three distinct operations. Centennial owns a US wireless operation concentrated in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. It also has operations in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, plus a broadband network in the Caribbean that serves residential and business customers."

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September 15, 2005

CCI buys New World

From The Nassau Guardian:

Columbus Communications Inc (CCI) the company, which through its wholly owned subsidiary Columbus Communications Ltd (CCL) brought cable to The Bahamas, is in the news again.

News sources announced on Monday September 12th that New World Network, which is the principal owner of the America's Region Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS), was purchased by CCI. ARCOS is a fibre optic network linking the region to the outside world.

New World Network will retain its name and have a new president and ceo Paul C. Scott, who served in that capacity at FibraLink another CCI-controlled subsidiary.

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September 13, 2005

British Virgin Islands to liberalise telecoms sector

From the Jamaica Observer :

With Cable and Wireless' exclusive agreement to provide both telephone and Internet services to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) due to run its course by February 2007, the Government is preparing to entertain other players, thus liberalising the market.

The British Virgin Islands now has three service providers namely, Cable & Wireless, CCT Global Communications and BVI Cable.

The government is in the process of putting together a paper surveying the present telecommunications landscape and outlining its plans for liberalisation.

Speaking on plans to open up the market, Chief Minister Orlando Smith said: "We expect that with liberalisation, there will be more competition and therefore better rates for telecommunication services".

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September 12, 2005

St. Lucia allows Cingular purchase

From the Royal Gazette:

"The acquirer of Bermuda’s Cingular Wireless operation has received St. Lucian government approval to also acquire that country’s Cingular Wireless operation. The Bermuda-incorporated company recently received regulatory approval to acquire Cingular Wireless operations in Bermuda.

The regulatory approvals will help Digicel move forward with plans to establish a seamless Pan-Caribbean wireless network by acquiring Cingular’s operations here as well as Anguilla, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, and Dominica, and licenses in St. Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Barths.

The four-year-old company anticipates a 30 percent increase in its current staff of 1000 by the end of 2006, due to subscriber growth and market expansion.
Locally, the company is still in negotiations with Cingular on some business matters so it has not yet set a target date for its move onto the Island. "

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September 8, 2005

Sales and marketing man has joined C&W

From Cayman Net News:

Julio A. Castellón has joined Cable & Wireless Northern Caribbean. A marketing, sales and business development executive with experience in both domestic USA and international markets, he is skilled in the development and implementation of regional, national and international advertising, sales and marketing programs and products.

Mr Castellón has specific experience in international marketing, business development, and negotiation in Latin-American markets and Caribbean markets and as a Senior Director of Marketing (Customer Satisfaction, Advertising, and Marketing Communications) for BellSouth International, his responsibilities included leading a cross-market team that introduced strategies targeting common regional competitors.

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Emic Networks adds Cable & Wireless to its list of customers

From the Barbados Advocate:

Emic Networks, the leading provider of application clustering solutions for open source, announced Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited as a new customer yesterday. Cable & Wireless, one of the worlds leading international communications companies, chose Emic m/cluster to support its mission-critical MySQL applications, as well as to provide a cost-efficient solution that provides high availability, scalability and fail-over services. Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited, an amalgamation of four Cable and Wireless companies located in Barbados, has made Barbados one of the top ten ranked countries in the Americas, with the ability for its citizens to access and use telecommunications services. Cable & Wireless looks to Emic to support its system infrastructure that delivers residential Internet service to more than 80 000 subscribers throughout the Caribbean.

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September 6, 2005

Digicel continues expansion

From the Barbados Advocate:

Digicel Group, the fastest growing mobile telecommunications provider in the Caribbean, yesterday confirmed that it has been given governmental approval to launch a GSM network in the Eastern Caribbean island of Anguilla, whose telecoms market has been recently liberalised, and to acquire Cingular Wireless operation in Bermuda. Following a similar approval granted by the Commonwealth Government of the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica earlier this month, this announcement signifies further progress in the companys plans to acquire Cingular Wireless operations and build a seamless Pan-Caribbean wireless network.

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C&W wants single rate for fixed line calls

From the Jamaica Observer:

CABLE and Wireless yesterday announced its intention to introduce a single rate for domestic telephone calls by eliminating different charges for calls within and between parishes and said that it asked the regulators for the go-ahead to implement the new system by October.

C&W, the only provider of fixed-line telephone service, declined to say what flat rate it has asked the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to approve, but Evans Garricks, the company's senior vice president for retail and residential services, said consumers had indicated in surveys that a rate of 60 cents per minute would be tolerable.

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Denis O'Brien's Digicel makes acquisition in Bermuda; Expands network in Caribbean

From Finfacts:

Digicel Group, the fastest growing mobile telecommunications provider in the Caribbean, today confirmed that it has been given governmental approval to launch a GSM network in the Eastern Caribbean island of Anguilla, whose telecoms market has been liberalised, and to acquire Cingular Wireless’ operation in Bermuda.

Following a similar approval granted by the Commonwealth Government of the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica earlier this month, this announcement signifies further progress in the company’s plans to acquire Cingular Wireless operations and build a seamless Pan-Caribbean wireless network.

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British Virgin Islands to liberalise telecoms sector

From the Jamaica Observer:

With Cable and Wireless' exclusive agreement to provide both telephone and Internet services to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) due to run its course by February 2007, the Government is preparing to entertain other players, thus liberalising the market.

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