DIGICEL GUYANA STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY 2011
As Guyana joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2011 under the theme “Better Life in Rural Communities with ICTs”, Digicel reaffirms its commitment to providing superior mobile telecommunications to communities across Guyana.
Digicel prides itself in providing crystal clear coverage to over 95% of Guyana’s population. Within the past seven months we have been able to provide service in Wakapau, Kwebana, Red Hill, Ituni and Matthew’s Ridge. We sincerely believe that telecommunications is important in rural communities in order for there to be economic growth and sustainable development.
Digicel provides best value, best coverage, best customer service and best innovation to every customer despite where they live. These achievements have been all the more remarkable since Digicel Guyana continues to operate with the handicap of a monopoly on international voice services held by the incumbent.
As we observe International Telecommunication Day today, we look forward to the full liberalization of the telecommunications market in Guyana so that we can provide even better products and services for all our customers especially as it relates to international voice and data services.
Digicel entered the Guyanese market in November 2006 through the acquisition of U-Mobile. Since its official launch on February 14, 2007, Digicel Guyana has become the leading mobile operator in Guyana. Its state-of-the-art network, 24/7 Customer Care and wide range of innovative products and services, has driven real change in the Guyanese mobile market.
Digicel was the first and still the only mobile operator in Guyana, to offer unlimited user friendly internet access through its exclusive Blackberry Service. Digicel's innovation in the Telecommunications Sector; brought real value to consumers with per-second billing, Rollover Minutes, International SMS and of course promotions such as Free After 3.
Digicel is committed to delivering value to mobile consumers in Guyana and will continue to innovate in its offerings to ensure that the people of Guyana are benefiting from all its services. It’s commitment to support activities in the sports and entertainment arena and the wider community remains.