Digicel sets December date for Honduras launch

Ireland-based Digicel will launch operations of its GSM wireless service in Honduras this December, Digicel's owner, Dennis O'Brien announced.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

O'Brien was speaking after a meeting with Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.
President Zelaya's press office confirmed that next week Digicel will next week meet its commitment to pay the US$80.1 million that was its winning bid in the auction of the nation's fourth cellular operating license.

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Digicel Plans to Operate in Costa Rica

June 2009

The cellular phone system operator is waiting for the bid for the licenses to enter the Costa Rican market in 2010.

The multinational already operates in El Salvador, Honduras, and Panama. It plans to make a strong investment in Costa Rica "to develop a first-class network," commented the CEO of Digicel Group, Denis O'Brien, in the context of the Forbes CEO conference in Gleneagles, Scotland, according to an article in Elsalvador.com

Digicel will have coverage in all of Central America

September 2008

The Digicel Group confirmed yesterday in Panama their decision to invest "multi-million dollar" sums of money in cellular communications in Central America.

In an attempt to shake up the main competition in the region, the investment will be carried out strongly geared towards components such as technology, equipment, and offers to consumers.

Panama sells Carlos Slim, Digicel mobile licenses

May 2008

Panama awarded Irish-backed Digicel Panama and Claro Panama, a unit of billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil, concessions to run new mobile phone networks on Wednesday.

Digicel, owned by Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien, bid $86 million for one license, beating a $73 million offer from Claro Panama.

SmartTrust sponsors the Mobil VAS Forum in Panama

April 2008

At the forum the company will demonstrate its mobil operators that can overcome the challenges of promoting add-on services to its client base, and alsohow to maximize the yield potential of each of its mobile subscribers.

SmartTrust, a global provider of solutions for management of SIM OTA and Mobile Device Management, will be the sponsor of the Mobile VAS Forum Panama, which takes place April 21-23 in Panama City.

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