Digicel Group Acquires Voila in Haiti
Published on: 2nd Apr 2012
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Caribbean operator, Digicel Group has acquired Haitian mobile operator, Voila, from its parent company, US based Trilogy International Partners, for an undisclosed sum.
The two companies will continue to be run separately.
Digicel said that the Voila business is attractive for a number of reasons including its loyal customer base, its success in the Haitian market to date and its talented workforce. Voila has been offering uninterrupted services in Haiti since September 1999 and currently serves nearly a million customers.
Digicel meanwhile launched in Haiti in 2005 and today serves over 3.5 million customers there.
Commenting on the acquisition, Colm Delves, Digicel Group CEO, said; "We are pleased to welcome Voila customers and staff to the Digicel family. As proud Haitian companies, Digicel and Voila share one very important thing in common; we are both deeply committed to ensuring our respective customers benefit from the best mobile experience. Digicel's acquisition of Voila will see mobile users across Haiti benefiting from increased investment in even better mobile services and new technology in the future."