Digicel launches on world’s smallest island nation

3 Sep 2009

Digicel has announced the launch of its GSM wireless mobile network on Nauru, an island nation in the Micronesian South Pacific covering just 21km² and home to just 10,000 inhabitants. Digicel received an operating licence in June; prior to its launch there was no mobile phone services in the country. The president of Nauru, Marcus Stephen, made the first call on the new network at a press conference yesterday. ‘Digicel’s launch is very significant for the people of Nauru. It is a truly exciting time and we look forward to the prospect of having mobile telecommunications and mobile internet accessibility in Nauru,’ he said. Digicel Pacific CEO, Vanessa Slowey, added, ‘The wait for the launch of telecommunications in Nauru is now over. Since receiving a licence in June this year, Digicel has established a world class mobile network bringing 24/7 free customer care, a wide range of new handsets, cutting-edge products and services and competitive calling rates making it affordable for everyone in Nauru to now be part of the mobile world.’

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