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Digicel buys out French operations in Dominica

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2009 | 3:43 PM

The Irish-owned telecommunications company, Digicel, has completed a deal to acquire the assets of the French phone company, Orange Dominica Ltd, according to a report on www.cananews.net.



\"I am delighted to announce that Dominica\'s \'bigger, better network\' just got even bigger and even better with the acquisition of Orange Dominica Limited. From today all Orange customers here in Dominica will automatically become Digicel customers.



\"Their service will be delivered Digicel, the value offers they will enjoy will be Digicel offers and later on this week all Orange customers will be seamlessly transitioned onto the Digicel network,\" said the company\'s Country Manager Richard Stanton.



Stanton said all Orange employees will sign new contracts with his firm, \"on exactly the same terms and conditions that they had with Orange\".



He said as a result, his company\'s customer base in Dominica has increased by significantly providing it with an advantage in the local market.



\"We are wining and we will win,\" Stanton said but did not say how many new customers Digicel had acquired nor did he mention the cost of the takeover.



Previous to the takeover, there were three mobile operators including the British telecommunications giant, Cable and Wireless (LIME).



\"I believe we are totally ethical in what we do in Dominica and I have no problem with taking people on head to head,\" Stanton said.