Denis O’Brien’s Caribbean and Pacific mobile empire now boasts 10m subscribers in 32 markets, it emerged.
O’Brien, who made his fortune with the launch of 98FM, Esat Telecom and Esat Digifone, launched Digicel in Jamaica in 2001.
Since then, Digicel has expanded rapidly across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific, by making mobile telecoms accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime and by providing the best network, best service and best value to customers.
At the end of June 2009, Digicel recorded 7.2 million subscribers across its 24 markets in the Caribbean and El Salvador.
The recently launched businesses in Honduras and Panama are well ahead of expectations, with 1.4 million subscribers across the two markets, as well as the six markets in the Pacific accounting for a further 1.4 million subscribers. The total of 10 million subscribers equates to a compound annual growth rate of 40pc over the last two years.
“Since our launch in Jamaica in 2001, we have grown to now span 32 markets worldwide and to serve over 10 million customers,” said Colm Delves, CEO of Digicel Group.
“We’ve done this by ensuring that our commitment to provide the best network, best service and best value is evident in everything we do, and the way in which we do it.
“Delighting our customers is, and always will be, our No 1 priority and we would like to thank them for their ongoing loyalty to Digicel,” Delves said.
By John Kennedy
Photo: Digicel recorded 7.2 million subscribers across its 24 markets in the Caribbean and El Salvador at the end of June 2009.