Pan-Caribean wireless group Digicel has announced that it will receive a licence from the Government of Guyana to operate a GSM network. The move marks Digicel’s first foray into South America and ends over twelve months of speculation of whether it would be the country’s newest wireless entrant. The new licence, the terms of which have yet to be made public, will extend the group’s reach to 21 markets across the region and comes in the wake of its launch in neighbouring French Guiana in June this year. Digicel Guyana’s operation will be headed by Tim Bahrani, a senior executive with more than eleven years experience in mobile telecommunications management. Prior to joining Digicel, he held senior management positions at Celtel and Millicom International in Asia. Digicel Guyana will compete against existing cellcos GT&T and U-Mobile (CelStar).