DIGICEL ACQUIRES NETXAR TECHNOLOGIES – Businesses across the Caribbean and Central America to benefit from the region’s newest ICT powerhouse

Digicel, an Irish-based Telecoms provider for both Pacific & Caribbean has taken a controlling stake in Netxar Technologies, the leading systems integrator in the Caribbean region, as was announced at Hilton Barbados, Needham’s Point.

There was a broad spectrum of Barbadian companies attending the significant boost in Barbados' Telecoms' sector at the Hilton

Effective immediately, the two companies will work together to achieve even greater business success and market share as the region’s newest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) powerhouse.

With corporate and public sector customers looking for the best and most advanced ICT systems and processes – whilst also keeping a keen eye on cost control – the Digicel Netxar combination will see customers optimising their ICT infrastructure and saving money.

Netxar has built a fantastic track record and, as well as winning numerous regional and global awards, is also the proud holder of the Gold Certification, Master Unified Communication and Master Managed Service Partner and is a member of Cisco’s elite 1% partners out of 64,000+ partners worldwide – vital in securing and serving top corporate and public sector customers. It is based in Puerto Rico and has operations in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

Netxar's VP pledging the company will soon have a Barbados branch which opens the horizon for Bajan employment in the near future.

Digicel meanwhile has been offering ICT solutions to businesses across the region since 2007. The company’s promise of best network, best value and best service has seen Caribbean companies not only benefiting from greater efficiencies through more integrated communications, but also being able to reduce their ICT spend by between 30% and 40% on average.

Vice President of Netxar, Greg Skinner, comments {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Netxar offers customers solutions instead of units and connections. By partnering with Digicel, customers will benefit from technology solutions which provide a competitive advantage while reducing operational costs and boosting their productivity.”

RIM's Enterprise Sales Manager entertained the audience the most, he even had a contest making particpants consult their BB's for an answer to win a Pen set, which Corey Graham of Drenalin productions earned.

The concern of Bryan Skylar, the Enterprise Sales Manager of Research In Motion/RIM, is the fact companies buy their staff Blackberries and what the employees do is load the units with games or music instead of programmes which help sales {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

“There are over half a million app’s out there, most are Consumer driven, however so much can be done to create new App’s which decrease downtime and boost your organisation’s productivity. It’s RIM’s view that in general there TOO many app’s for that, even our competitors realise that in Sept 2010 when making an infamous comment on the lack of Business app’s for Smartphones.”

Mr O'Brien going into some of Netxar's background showing why this was a key acquisition for Digicel to improve on expanding its client base as it eyes the North American market.

Barry O’Brien, CEO of Digicel Barbados observes what led to the decision to acquire the regional entity {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Rather than increasing costs to the customers in the current economic climate, Digicel decided to offer more services for the customers they already have. In doing so, sales were up in a down quarter while Consumer loyalty remains at a high. Since Digicel’s expansion to 12 million customers worldwide, the natural thing is to either create partnerships or acquire companies which continue the service of making our clients more satisfied with their Telecoms choice of service.”

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