Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Digicel Struggles to Maintain Service in Haiti

In a statement from its headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica, the Digicel Group confirmed that it has rushed technical support teams to Haiti and is struggling to continue limited service. Damage assessment for its mobile infrastructure in Haiti is not yet complete. Its main office in Port-au-Prince survived and employees evacuated the building safely. However, at least two of its workers not at the main facility died in the quake.

Digicel is one of the largest companies in Haiti having launched its mobile services in 2006 -- and as the largest foreign direct investor in Haiti. Digicel has over two million customers in Haiti and about 800 employees.

Digicel also said that it is donating US$5 million in cash to support the urgent relief efforts.