Digicel has only been on the wireless service map for about 5 years, but the company has moved full-speed ahead since its launch. Its latest milestone involves the launch of VoluBill's real-time charging applications for IP-based mobile services. The company also began offering service in several French West Indies' markets.
The VoluBill deal enables Digicel to offer prepaid charging for mobile data, content and messaging services to its customers in Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago. Digicel believes the Charge It for Browsing, Charge It for Delivery and Charge It for IP solutions will enable it to achieve greater revenue streams.
The VoluBill applications launch coincides with Digicel's announcement that it has passed the 2-million subscriber mark.
Separately, the company announced its service launch in the French West Indies market of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana - making an initial investment of US $25 million.
To date, Digicel has invested more than $1 billion in the Caribbean region to grow its pan-Caribbean network. The company first launched services in the region in 2001. Digicel currently operates in 20 countries, including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Curaçao, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos. In addition, Digicel also offers services in St. Martin and St. Barths.