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DigicelTT’s CEO Jabbor Kayumov released bullet points today on his Instagram feed outlining the company’s business response to challenges of Covid-19.
“What the changes in the business and in customer behaviour seem to have been ignoring is that if the customer is unhappy, well, to me, that’s toxic money.” – Jabbor Kayumov
Fibre optic service can be found in limited pockets in Georgetown and some surrounding communities, while DSL has slowly crept across the country on poorly maintained copper networks.
It’s a daring shift in approach for the company, which has previously tended to pluck its ambassadors near the peak of their careers.
“TATT did a great job. This is one of the more operational regulators I’ve ever worked with.” – Jabbor Kayumov
Chandrika Samaroo announced that the company had been awarded frequency in the 850MHZ spectrum on the AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) carrier band in July and licensed it in August.
SCF won the contract as part of a competitive international tendering process, and aims to complete the installation of Montserrat’s new fibre optic system by the summer of 2020.
“Equally important to us are our efforts to help create a world where no one gets left behind through our Foundation work.” – Jean-Yves Charlier
Business ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Digicel and changed its outlook for the telecommunications company to negative.
The challenge was to use an ICT tool to raise awareness about, or provide a solution to one of four social issues in Trinidad and Tobago.
“…the Minister is deliberately muddying the waters to draw attention away from the very unfair, anti-competitive and illegal actions of the Government.”
Kaan’s four year tenure from April 2015 to March 2019 at the helm of Turkcell saw him conceiving and driving the company’s successful transformation from telecoms provider to digital operator.
This is an important step forward on our journey towards becoming a digital lifestyle partner for our customers.
DigicalTT staff were recognized for their sterling contributions to the company and were presented with awards, in nine categories which included the Energizer and Spirit awards.
Yaser has also held senior positions with Vodafone in Egypt and Italy, Etisalat in Saudi Arabia and Orascom Telecom Holding.