Above: a Digicel stand in Haiti during Carnival
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Digicel Group has acquired Haitian mobile phone operator Voila from parent company Trilogy International Partners.
Voila, formerly known as Communication Cellulaire d’Haiti, launched in Haiti in 1998.
The two companies will continue to be run separately.
Digicel, which began operations in Haiti in 2005, now serves more than 3.5 million customers, and is the firm’s biggest growth market, CEO Colm Delves told Caribbean Journal last year.
The firm has reportedly spent more than $600 million in Haiti in the last seven years, and its Digicel Haiti Foundation has built 70 schools providing education to 30,000 children in the country.
In December, the company announced it would be building a 173-room Marriott hotel in Port-au-Prince.
The company, which is based in Bermuda, is in markets across the Caribbean, from Anguilla and Antigua and Barbuda to Trinidad and Turks and Caicos.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.