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Jamaica Takes Lead in Regional Telecoms Talks, after Liberty Global Announces CWC Acquisition

KINGSTON, Jamaica—A multi billion-dollar telecommunications deal, touted as a significant growth opportunity for the Caribbean information and communication technology sector, has come under the scrutiny of the Jamaican government. Liberty Global announced the completion of its US$5 billion cash-and-stock takeover of Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) on May 16. The combined

Digicel’s embracing Convergence continues to disrupt Caribbean industries- next up – Social media, Online Advertising and Digital Content

There has been a lot of mergers and acquisitions in the Caribbean Tech and Telecoms Industry these past 2 years especially rooted in Jamaica. Telecom companies once operating with a single focus for peddling calls, text and mobile internet are now evolving into multiplay and digital media companies to

Digicel goes hardline; Lauches Fibre to Business

The spotlight for the evening at La Cantina last week was supposed to fall on Digicel’s new offering, Fibre to Business, a cable based enhancement of its thriving Digicel Business initiatives.   But CEO John Delves couldn’t just leave it at that. Flush with the excitement and buzz in the crowded

Eastern Caribbean Telecommunication (Ectel) slams Digicel’s ‘interception’

On Thursday, Digicel issued a news release in which it agreed with the position taken by the telecommunications regulator in the Eastern Caribbean (Ectel) on the acquisition by Cable & Wireless Communications of Columbus International.In the statement, Digicel described as “dismissive statements… constituting an insult to the regulatory authorities and

Digicel responds to C&W purchase of Columbus Intl

Telecommunications company Digicel has responded to the news of Cable and Wireless Communications’ plans to buy Columbus International.  Digicel notes today’s public announcement in relation to the proposed acquisition of Columbus International Inc (“Columbus”) by Cable and Wireless Communications Plc (CWC).    8965