KINGSTON, JAMAICA (Marketwire January 13, 2010) Digicel Group, the mobile phone company’s fastest growing new mobile operator on the market of Central America and the Caribbean, donates US$ 5 million in cash to support urgent relief efforts after the vast devastation caused by the earthquake of magnitude 7.0 that hit Haiti yesterday. Digicel donation will be delivered to the NGOs (non-governmental) responsible for leading relief efforts. With the impact of the earthquake resulting in significant accidents and catastrophic damage to homes, buildings and infrastructure, Digicel requests to people and Governments around the world to support the people of Haiti in their moments of need. Digicel also sent to Haiti a team of people early Wednesday to help as much as possible to the relief efforts and assess the impact on the infrastructure of their communities that suffered damage but it is in operation. Digicel is one of the largest companies in Haiti, launching its mobile services in 2006, and as a main foreign direct investor in Haiti today, Digicel is proud to serve more than two million customers and be part of the Haitian social structure. Colm Delves, CEO of Digicel group, says, we are deeply upset and concerned by the news of the earthquake in Haiti and we want to do everything within our power to support the desperately needed relief efforts. We hope that Governments around the world also support the people of Haiti and immediately pay today pressing much needed help for the massive recovery efforts.
The people of Haiti welcomed us and made us part of your community with our launch in 2006 and we are determined to offer our unconditional support in their times of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti and we would like to assure you that Digicel is well prepared to help them as much as we can in these difficult times. APPROACHES of DIGICEL GROUP Digicel, After eight years of operations, has 8.8 million users in its markets in the Caribbean and Central America and is recognized for its competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, service to the customer first quality, a vast variety of products and services and advanced technology phones. Digicel, with its range of innovative wireless services and community support has become a leading brand in the Caribbean and has positioned itself to the region at the forefront of wireless communications, the company is also a new operator in the markets of Central America and the Pacific. Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and today has operations in 32 markets worldwide.
In the Caribbean and Central America markets comprise Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Panama, San Guillermo & Nevis, Santa Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks & Caicos Islands. The Caribbean company also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barts. Digicel Pacific operates in Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. Through its 32 markets, Digicel has 10.3 million subscribers in total. Digicel is the main sponsor of sports teams from the Caribbean and Central America, including the West Indies Cricket team and teams of Special Olympics in the region. Digicel also is the sponsor of title of Digicel and the cup of the Nations Digicel Caribbean Championships, which are the qualifiers for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Central America and the Caribbean. Visit for more information on Digicel.