Digicel Supplying Phone Services to Richard Branson
Published on: 31st Oct 2013
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Sir Richard Branson's private island, Necker, is now powered by Digicel Business. The agreement comes as a result of a fire that took place on the island in 2011 which temporarily left it without any connectivity to the outside world.
With all main telecoms infrastructure destroyed, Digicel Business representatives stepped in to offer their assistance. Despite the challenging situation, the team worked with General Manager, Kenton Jones, to help get the island connected to the internet within a matter of days followed by Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and fixed line services a couple of weeks later.
Necker Island General Manager, Kenton Jones, said; "Following the fire, we were cut off to the rest of the world - at a time when communication was most needed. The Digicel team worked hard to solve our communications problems by delivering solutions in a timely manner."