YANGON, Myanmar, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With current mobile penetration well below 10% in Myanmar, Digicel is interested in rolling out a world-class mobile telecommunications network and has submitted an expression of interest to the Government of Myanmar.
Digicel has been successful in driving mobile penetration in a number of underserved countries across the globe, most notably in Haiti where mobile penetration was just 5% prior to Digicel's 2006 launch and now stands at approximately 50%.
Digicel is already one year into a two year sponsorship of the Myanmar Football Federation and recently made a commitment to Special Olympics Myanmar which will see Digicel supporting all of the organisation's preparations and fund raising activities as it readies its athletes for the World Summer Games in Los Angeles in 2015. This is the first time in its history that Special Olympics Myanmar has received corporate support and is an extension of Digicel's commitment to support the organisation in all of the markets where Digicel operates.
Digicel Group CEO, Colm Delves, comments, "Digicel is known across the globe for being much more than a telecommunications company. Wherever we do business, we ensure that the people of that country benefit from our presence and significant investments in infrastructure. There is so much potential in Myanmar and, by offering first class and first world communications services that enable the people of Myanmar to achieve extraordinary things in their day to day lives - and supporting individuals and communities - we can help them as they affect positive change."
After 11 years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has over 13 million customers across its 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. Total investment to date stands at over US$4.5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Cup. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.
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SOURCE Digicel Group