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 Thursday, January 17, 2008

Caribbean based operator, Digicel says that it ended last year with more than six million customers, a total investment exceeding US $1.9 billion across the region and new business operations in Suriname, Guyana and El Salvador. The company's measurement is based on an approach of a subscriber only being defined as "active" if that subscriber had a chargeable event in the last 30 days.

"Digicel's progress in 2007 reinforced our position as the Caribbean's leading mobile service provider and demonstrated delivery of sustained growth in our current markets, strategically expanding operations in new markets and providing exciting, first-to-market technology innovations to all of our customers," said Colm Delves, Digicel Group CEO.

Significant inroads were also made by Digicel's sister company, Digicel Pacific. The company launched in Papua New Guinea in July 2007, and the Tonga operator TONFON was acquired in November while Digicel Samoa continues to enjoy steady growth. The Governments of Fiji, Vanuatu and several other countries in the Pacific have committed to license Digicel Pacific shortly.

"2007 was a phenomenal year of growth for Digicel," added Colm Delves. "As we look ahead to 2008, we are very excited about further strengthening our presence in current markets, strategically expanding our business operations in new markets and continuing to bring new technology innovations and products to all of our customers."

Source: Cellular News.