Digicel acquires Dominican cableco SAT Telecom

20 Feb 2014

Pan-Caribbean wireless provider Digicel Group is expanding its operations on the island of Dominica through the acquisition of cable TV and internet provider SAT Telecom from current owner Marlon Alexander. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, SAT Telecom was issued with a cable TV and broadcasting operating licence in December 1999, and in 2003 received concessions allowing it to provide fixed public telecommunications networks, value added services (VAS), plus fixed and wireless internet access. Since then it has gone on to construct the largest fibre network in Dominica and provides a range of TV, telephony and broadband internet services to residential and business customers. For its part, Digicel Group is looking to diversify its business beyond its core mobile operations and has already moved into the fixed and internet sectors in certain markets, including Bermuda where it acquired internet service provider (ISP) Transact in November 2011.

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