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July 22nd 2010 - Digicel launches 3G+


Thursday, July 22nd 2010 – Hamilton, Bermuda: Digicel, Bermuda’s Bigger, Better Network, today launched its much-anticipated 3G+ network at a press conference at Washington Mall, Phase III. The state-of-the-art network is the fastest mobile broadband network in Bermuda and is underpinned by the best value offers and the best customer service from Digicel.

The Digicel 3G+ network is the first of its kind in Bermuda and is one of only 30 worldwide. 3G+ technology was introduced across the globe in late 2008 and is a significant evolution when compared to its standard 3G counterpart which is now eight years old. As such, Digicel Bermuda customers can connect wirelessly to the internet, email and other web-based applications using a 3G-enabled handset or a Digicel USB modem at speeds which are faster than any other network in Bermuda.

As well as benefitting from the fastest mobile broadband network in Bermuda, Digicel customers are also getting the best value for their money. For example, a 2GB mobile broadband plan offers double the data of any other network and a 6GB plan offers the largest monthly data package available in Bermuda. To celebrate the launch of Digicel 3G+, customers can also avail of a Digicel USB modem for as low as $45 with the purchase of a BlackBerry 9700; a single user wireless USB modem for just $69; or a WiFi wireless modem that provides data to five users simultaneously for just $139.*

Speaking at today’s launch, Digicel Bermuda CEO, Wayne Caines, said; “With the launch of our 3G+ network, Digicel customers are joining the fast lane as they now have access to a network that is bigger, better and faster than any other mobile network in Bermuda. We are using the very latest in 3G technology and have expanded our coverage right across the island.

“There is no need for a new SIM card, customers simply need to register for the 3G+ service and start browsing straight away. And for customers with an Apple iPad, we have introduced a 3G+ Micro SIM card that can be purchased in any Digicel store.”

To sign up for 3G+, customers must register for the service by emailing or by visiting one of the Digicel stores on Church Street or Court Street. To help customers understand their data needs, a data calculator is available on which will help customers choose the data plan that best suits their individual needs.

3G+ is the name used by Digicel to describe the ‘Evolved High-Speed Packet Access’ technology Digicel has deployed. This technology is also known as HSPA Evolution or HSPA+.

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Notes to Editors:
- *Introductory offer runs from July 22nd to August 31st 2010

About Digicel
After nine years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has 10.8 million customers across its 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. 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 Championships and the Copa de Naciones Digicel. 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.

In 2004, Digicel developed Digicel Rising Stars – an annual talent show to support aspiring young music artists in the Caribbean. The show has spanned the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago ranking as one of the top-rated shows.

Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and its markets comprise: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Nauru, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Vanuatu. Digicel also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barts in the Caribbean.

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