Telecom Lead America: Digicel Group, a mobile operator in
the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, has acquired Haitian mobile
operator, Voila, from its parent company, Trilogy International Partners of the
U.S., for an undisclosed sum.
The two companies will continue to be run separately.
Voila currently serves nearly a million customers.
Digicel launched in Haiti in 2005 and, with its
commitment to best value, network and service, today serves over 3.5 million
customers there. Digicel has invested over $600 million in its operations
in Haiti to date and the Digicel Haiti Foundation has completed 70 schools
providing education to 30,000 Haitian children.
“As proud Haitian companies, Digicel and Voila share
one very important thing in common; we are both deeply committed to ensuring
our respective customers benefit from the best mobile experience. Digicel’s
acquisition of Voila will see mobile users across Haiti benefiting from
increased investment in even better mobile services and new technology in the
future,” said Colm Delves, Digicel Group CEO.
Digicel Group has over 11 million customers across its 31
markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific.
Digicel runs a host of community-based initiatives across
its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New
Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs.