DIGICEL BARBADOS LAUNCHES FIXED LINES, RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL

I am delighted to be addressing you this morning as we reveal further milestones for Digicel Business here in Barbados.

MARTIN KEOGH (jacket & tie);  BUSINESS SOLUTIONS DIRECTOR - DIGICEL (BARBADOS) LTD.

MARTIN KEOGH (jacket & tie);
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS DIRECTOR – DIGICEL (BARBADOS) LTD.

Today I am pleased to announce that Digicel Business will be providing the Barbados business community two best-in-class services; Digicel Business Fixed Landline service and Digicel Business Hosted PBX service (also known in some circles as Cloud PBX).

Our investment in this area not only brings competition to the fixed line market but more importantly, and for the first time, 1,000’s of businesses in Barbados, who have had to rely on a single provider for their business fixed telephone line service, now have a CHOICE.

With the launch of our Fixed landline service, Digicel Business breaks the monopoly that has existed in this sector of the market for decades; now Bajan businesses can not only choose an alternative service, but they can also take advantage of technological advancements that allow us deliver higher specification and lower costs. We will also deliver Digicel's best-in-class friendly customer service.

With the launch of our Fixed landline service, Digicel Business breaks the monopoly that has existed in this sector of the market for decades; now Bajan businesses can not only choose an alternative service, but they can also take advantage of technological advancements that allow us deliver higher specification and lower costs. We will also deliver Digicel’s best-in-class friendly customer service.

In addition to the monopoly being removed, so too is the business communities’ dependency on the countries aged copper network, a network that has held back businesses over the decades and stopped advancements across the islands industries.

Digicel Business owns and operates a substantial fiber optic network, a network that is equally strong on and off island – (Our off Island fiber networks take traffic from Barbados to the rest of the World and ROW to Barbados).

Today, less than nine months since the launch of our fiber optic internet network, more than 500 businesses now use Digicel Business for internet access, an amazing uptake and a clear sign again that Bajan businesses are open and welcoming of competition.

Last year when we announced the launch of our fibre optic network, it stood at 150KM’s, today that network has now exceeded more than 500KM and continues to grow to match the demand for the myriad of advanced services Digicel Business now offers.

Our fixed line service can not only provide a fiber optic alternative to your standard Analogue lines, which up until now, has been predominately delivered by a sole provider using an aged copper network, but now, Digicel Business can service all classes of service, using the Island's latest, and most advanced, fiber optic network.

Our fixed line service can not only provide a fiber optic alternative to your standard Analogue lines, which up until now, has been predominately delivered by a sole provider using an aged copper network, but now, Digicel Business can service all classes of service, using the Island’s latest, and most advanced, fiber optic network.

Over the last few years Digicel Business has made continuous investments in our ICT business, from human resources, infrastructure and innovative products; now our expansion to offering Fixed Line Services further cements our position as the region’s leading full ICT and Communications Service provider.

In addition, our investments in off island fiber network capacity, our on island Fiber network, and our highly complementary WiMax and Microwave networks, uniquely positions Digicel Business to offer the highest availability and diversity of any provider in Barbados.

The second service we are delighted to announce today is the release of our new Hosted PBX solution (also known as Cloud PBX). This service offers businesses of all sizes the option of having all the benefits of a PBX, and yet, an organisation need not expend the large capital investment associated with a PBX purchase. Whether you are a small business, a mid sized business or even a multinational organisation or the National Government, Digicel Business’s Hosted PBX solution eliminates the need for expensive equipment purchases, long lead-time from order to installation and instant access to features and capabilities usually only available from large, complex and expensive on-premise PBX systems.

Our Hosted PBX offering comes with 24/7 customer service support and includes maintenance and upgrades as part of a fixed price per user per month.

Our Hosted PBX offering comes with 24/7 customer service support and includes maintenance and upgrades as part of a fixed price per user per month.

In short, whatever our customers’ requirements are for voice, and data services, Digicel Business has the portfolio of services and cadre of staff to design, deliver and support their needs.

In typical Digicel style, we are launching our new Digicel Voice with an offer to the market that will see us waive the installation fee and first month’s rental charges for customers signing up for this new service.

There are many more details I could give you this morning about new plans and products which continue to add great value to our current and prospective customers, however, our focus here this morning is to make all local and international businesses aware that they now have a CHOICE for Fixed land Line and Hosted PBX services in Barbados.

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