Digicel Pacific Launches GSM Network in Vanuatu
Published on: 24th Jun 2008
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Digicel Pacific has announced that it has launched its GSM service in Vanuatu. The company was recently granted licenses by the Governments of Fiji and already has successful mobile operations in Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Tonga.
With an initial investment of USD35 million, Digicel has built a network that offers nearly 100 percent population coverage for the first time ever. Vanuatu has a population of approximately 210,000 people with mobile penetration estimated at more than 16 percent.
Digicel currently employs about 70 Ni-Vanuatu staff and an estimated 2,500 additional jobs have been created through its local dealerships and partners. The company has also opened two flagship stores and has more than 1,300 top-up locations across the country. Digicel Vanuatu is headed by Irishman John Delves, who brings a wealth of management experience to Vanuatu.
''From day one, we're giving the people of Vanuatu unbeatable network coverage, innovative products and services, and superior 24/7 customer care. This is just the beginning of our relationship with Vanuatu. We are passionate about providing greater access and affordable telecommunications services, now and for the years to come. Our goal is to be the number one mobile operator in Vanuatu," said Vanessa Slowey, Digicel Pacific CEO.