bemobile reiterates commitment to Solomon Islands’ market

14 Aug 2013

The Solomon Star quotes bemobile (Solomon Islands) country manager Niall Downey as saying that it will be business as usual going forward for his company. Mr Downey’s statement comes after the recent withdrawal of Vodafone Fiji from Papua New Guinea (PNG) – only four months after the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to allow Vodafone to manage bemobile’s operation. bemobile is the Solomon Island’s second mobile phone service provider and its MD has been quick to reassure customers that the news of the withdrawal does not affect its operations in the Solomon Islands, or indeed he says, in PNG. Downey added too that earlier this month his company signed a new contract with a new partner to ensure that the operation continues to move forward as planned. ‘bemobile signed a new contract at the start of the month with our network vendor to develop the business going forward in the Solomon Islands,’ he said. Under the contract, the cellco hopes to see further improvement and expansion in the country in terms of mobile coverage. ‘This will have an immediate impact for our customers over the next three months here in all provinces. This will include a 3G expansion in Honiara and the offering of new value added services,’ he said.

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