Digicel to acquire Bouygues Telecom Caraibe

9 Mar 2006

Caribbean mobile group Digicel has announced plans to buy wireless operator Bouygues Telecom Caraibe, which operates in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana, as well as St. Barths and French St. Martin. Digicel has not revealed any further details on the acquisition, but said it expects to gain regulatory approval within six to eight weeks. Bouygues Telecom Caraibe claimed 130,000 mobile subscribers across its operations at the end of September 2005 and competes locally with Orange Caraibe.