Digicel Suriname has announced that it has signed an interconnection agreement with Telesur, the state owned wireless incumbent, following several months of negotiations that started in April this year when it was awarded an operating licence by the Government of Suriname. ‘The people of Suriname have today moved a significant step forward in receiving the first class mobile service that they deserve’ said Philip van Dalsen, CEO of Digicel Suriname. ‘The negotiations were tough, but successful. Both parties have agreed that Digicel Suriname will order and deliver the necessary equipment needed to prepare the Telesur network to establish interconnection. Because of our good relationship with our suppliers, we are confident that the equipment will arrive in Suriname within a few days so people don’t have to wait much longer’ he added. The launch of Digicel Suriname is now expected in a matter of weeks, taking the number of markets in which Digicel has a presence to 23.