Sunday, April 1, 2012

Digicel Acquires Voila in Haiti

Digicel Group has acquired its Haitian mobile operator, Voila, from its parent company, US-based Trilogy International Partners, for an undisclosed sum. The transaction closed on Friday, March 30, 2012.

The two companies will continue to be run separately.

Voila, which has been in the Haitian market since September 1999, currently serves nearly a million customers.

Digicel meanwhile launched in Haiti in 2005 and currently serves over 3.5 million customers there. Digicel has invested over US$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.

Commenting on the acquisition, Colm Delves, Digicel Group CEO, said; "We are pleased to welcome Voila customers and staff to the Digicel family. 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."

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