Latest Telecoms News about Haiti

Digicel to Shut Down Haitian Subsidiary Network in October

  Digicel Haiti has announced that it is closing down the network operated by its subsidiary company, Voila on the 15th October. ...

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Former Haiti Teleco Director Jailed for Accepting Bribes

  A former director of international relations at Haiti Teleco has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a scheme to launder bribes paid to him by two Miami-based telecoms companies....

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Digicel Group Acquires Voila in Haiti

  Caribbean operator, Digicel Group has acquired Haitian mobile operator, Voila, from its parent company, US-based Trilogy International Partners, for an undisclosed sum....

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Digicel Leads Project To Deliver High-Capacity Undersea Cable To Haiti

  Digicel is participating in a project to deploy a submarine telecoms cable linking its network in Haiti to the rest of the Caribbean region, boosting capacity in the post-earthquake society....

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Mobile phone data help track populations during disasters

  Mobile phone positioning data can be used to monitor population movements during disasters and outbreaks. The study finds that reports on the location of populations affected and in need of assistance can be generated within hours of receiving data....

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Digicel to Reach Mobile Banking Goal Set by the Haiti Mobile Money Initiative

  Pan-Caribbean mobile network, Digicel says that it will be the first operator in Haiti to reach the goal of 10,000 mobile banking transactions as set by the Haiti Mobile Money Initiative....

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Digicel Outlines Plans for Mobile Money Service in Haiti

  Pan-Caribbean mobile network operator, Digicel has outlined details of the initial phase of its mobile money service project in Haiti which will deliver a range of mobile financial capabilities to the people of the earthquake hit country....

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Digicel Distributes 19,000 Tents to Shelter More Than 100,000 Haitians

  Local mobile network operator, Digicel has outlined details of its plans to distribute the 19,000 six-person tents which will provide shelter to more than 100,000 Haitians who are living in makeshift shelters following the January 12th earthquake which devastated Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas....

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Gates Foundation and USAID Fund to Boost Mobile Money Services in Haiti

  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have announced a $10 million incentive fund to jumpstart financial services by mobile phone in Haiti and expedite the delivery of cash assistance to victims of the country's devastating earthquake by humanitarian agencies....

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Haiti state-run telecom's distant savior: Vietnam

  Haiti state-run telecom's distant Internet savior is run by Vietnam's military...

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