Digicel announces 2030 transformation plan, 25% job cuts, partnership with China’s ZTE

Digicel today announced its Digicel 2030 global transformation programme promising customers a completely new communications and entertainment experience made possible by a more agile, customer-centric application of resources and investment.  Digicel also announced that it has signed a global partnership agreement with ZTE – a leading global provider of integrated telecommunication solutions – for an […]

Digicel counsel finds parallels between Brexit and Net Neutrality

Speaking at the 11th Capacity Caribbean Conference in Puerto Rico, David Geary, General Counsel for Digicel Caribbean, compared the debate on Net Neutrality to that of Brexit in the United Kingdom. In his presentation, he outlined that no one really knows what either Brexit or Net Neutrality means as both mean different things to different people, […]

IrishTimes reports on Digicel’s debt load

The IrishTimes reports on the “substantial risks” facing Digicel because of its debt load, according to CreditSights debt analyst Michael Chakardjian. Chakardjian suggested Digicel’s debts may be “unsustainably high” and advised bondholders to sell some of their holdings. While he believes it has a long-term future, there are “a substantial amount” of near-term risks. Digicel “fundamentally […]

Digicel calls for collaboration in Caribbean Telecoms development

Digicel today said it welcomes the move by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) to establish a Caribbean ICT Collaboration Committee (CICC) responsible for shaping and aligning the strategic ICT agenda for the Caribbean. With representation from a combination of senior members spanning regulatory, Government and the technology industry (operators), the composition of the Committee will […]

Digicel announces 100K customers for Play

Digicel Play announced today that it has reached the 100,000 customer milestone across its markets in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago – a year after the service was first launched in Jamaica.    This record-breaking growth shows the service is continuing to go from strength to strength, reinforcing its position of providing the ultimate […]

TATT gives final notice on Number Portability

Under a Public Advisory notice offering Determination 2016/01, The Telecommunicaitons Authority of Trinidad and Tobago noted the following… The Telecommunicaitons Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) wishes to advise the public that it has considered all the available information as to technical readiness of Operators to implement number portability and has made the following […]

Digicel opens text to donate system for Haiti

Above: Hurricane Matthew comes ashore on Haiti. Photo courtesy NASA. In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which destroyed 90 percent of Southern Haiti on October 5, Digicel launched a text line that will allow its customers to donate well-needed funds towards the humanitarian relief effort that is urgently needed in Haiti. By texting the word ‘HELP’, Digicel […]

30 signatories to CANTO Code of Practice

Above:  CANTO members sign the Code of Practice at the Puerto Rico event. Photo courtesy CANTO. Close to 30 Network Operators from the Caribbean region have now signed the ‘Code of Practice for safeguarding the open Internet.’ Previously in a historic moment at the 32nd CANTO Conference and Exhibition in Puerto Rico, a significant number […]

Usain Bolt reports for desk job, gets 10GBps home connection

Caption: Where Bolt comes to rest. The CSO’s parking spot at Digicel Jamaica’s Head Office. Photo courtesy Digicel. Usain Bolt reported for his first day on the job as Digicel’s Chief Speed Officer on Tuesday, September 13. And to mark his first day, Usain’s home was officially upgraded to the fastest in the world.  Bolt, who has been an ambassador […]

 More CANTO Members Sign Code of Practice

Above: CANTO members prepare to sign the Code of Practice. Photo courtesy CANTO. In a historic moment at the 32nd CANTO Conference and Exhibition in Puerto Rico a significant number of CANTO members signed the Code of Practice for safeguarding the open Internet. Chairman of CANTO, Julian Wilkins stated:  This Code of Practice balances the […]

Digicel partners with Microsoft for Cloud services

Digicel Business and Microsoft announced today, a partnership in which Digicel will be able to provide its customers with Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure cloud services through its newly-signed Direct Cloud Service Provider program. Digicel Business customers will benefit from the complete cloud customer experience and can conduct their business from anywhere, on a […]

Number portability delayed again

The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) wishes to advise the public that Mobile number portability will not be available on July 1, 2016 as previously published. Mobile service providers have not completed their inter-operator and other testing in keeping with their revised implementation date notified to the Authority of July 1st 2016. […]