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Number Portability Now Available in Jamaica

In a press release today, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell announced that effective 12:01 am, Monday, all systems are in place to facilitate number portability by individuals and businesses. In this regard, both fixed-line and mobile telephone customers in Jamaica will be able to switch networks and retain their original numbers if they so desire. The ...

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Digicel Jamaica Has a New C.E.O

Digicel Jamaica welcomes David Butler as the new CEO of the business, David will be transitioning into the role in the coming weeks. Digicel’s former CEO Barry O’Brien is to be promoted to the role of Director of Business Development for Digicel Caribbean and Central America. Butler comes to Jamaica from his current position as CEO for Digicel Panama.

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Netflix Ranks Digicel as The Slowest in The Caribbean Region

Internet content provider Netflix has panned Digicel’s wireless service as the slowest in the Latin American and Caribbean region – a ranking the telecoms dismissed as flawed analysis. Netflix, in January, rated Digicel’s data transfer speed at 0.69 Megabits per second, and Mexico’s Totalplay as the fastest with a speed of 3.53Mbps. The speed is arrived at by testing the ...

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LIME Jamaica To Pay Digicel Jamaica j$1.5 Bil

Telecommunication company LIME is to pay more than j$1.5 billion to its competitor Digicel (Jamaica) Limited for wrongly withholding money due for calls from LIME’s fixed-line customers to Digicel mobile phones. This is as a result of two suits Digicel had brought in 2007 and 2009 in the Supreme Court against Cable & Wireless, trading as LIME, for its refusal ...

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Digicel To Eliminate Cheaper Prepaid Call Rates

Telecommunication company Digicel is to eliminate the cheaper off-peak and weekend rates for its prepaid customers starting on Tuesday. In a newspaper advertisement, Digicel said as of Tuesday, it will also eliminate its Brawta Plan, the Gimme 5 Extra Plan, the $2.49 plan and the double-bubble plan. Prepaid customers on the Brawta Plan will instead be transferred to the Gimme ...

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Digicel Responds To C&W Purchase of Columbus

Telecommunications company Digicel has responded to the news of Cable and Wireless Communications’ plans to buy Columbus International. Digicel says the impending Cable and Wireless Communications acquisition of Columbus International, the owners of Columbus Communications which operates in Jamaica as FLOW, raises regulatory and competition concerns. Digicel’s response in full: Digicel notes today’s public announcement in relation to the proposed ...

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Digicel Foundation Unveils ‘Evolution’ Monument

The Digicel Foundation showcased its continued commitment to the redevelopment of Downtown Kingston with the unveiling of a new monument at the Breezy Castle Roundabout on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Digicel Jamaica relocated its headquarters to the downtown area in 2012 and since then, has partnered with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) ...

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Andre ‘T’Rizzy’ Tyrell is Digicel’s New Rising Star

Digicel has a new Rising Star and his name is Andre ‘T’Rizzy’ Tyrell. Being the winner of the 2014 Digicel Rising Star competition, T’Rizzy who is a past student of Cornwall College and hails from Falmoth, Jamaica, will walk away with j$1 Million dollars and a Huawei smart phone. Second place goes to Digicel’s #Wildcard 17-Year-Old ‘JL’ (in photo below) ...

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Digicel Acquires Majority Ownership of SportsMax

Digicel has acquired majority ownership and control of St. Lucia-based International Media Content Ltd, parent company of regional sports broadcaster, SportsMax, and North American broadcaster CEEN-TV. Digicel Group COO, Andy Thorburn; Deputy Chairman of IMC and Sportsmax Phillip Martin; CEO of Sportsmax, Oliver McIntosh and Chairman of IMC, Patrick Rousseau celebrate the acquisition. Under the terms of the deal, the ...

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Digicel To Build Islandwide Cable TV Network

Digicel plans to build out an island-wide digital cable and home broadband network within three years, says Digicel’s CEO Barry O’Brien. The acquisition of Telstar and the island-wide expansion of its cable footprint is a strategic move to position the telecommunications firm to enter the subscriber TV market; push its broadband Internet business; and eventually offer fixed-line services, said the ...

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