Digicel expands service in Region Seven
Digicel, one of Guyana’s leading mobile communications providers in Guyana, continues to deliver on its promise to provide state-of-the-art communication services to unserved communities.
Yesterday, the company announced the launch of its service in one of Guyana’s main mining hubs – Omai, in Region Seven. The launch of mobile communications coverage in Omai brings Digicel’s coverage in the populated communities of Region Seven to over 70 percent. Work is ongoing to provide additional coverage in the region, within the next three months.
Digicel Guyana’s Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Dean, said, “Digicel is committed to the creation of important communication links in Guyana’s interior communities, which contribute to the overall growth and development of the country. We are also very pleased to be the first company to launch mobile service in Omai.”
“The suggestion to provide service in Omai, was first made by Prime Minister, Samuel A.A. Hinds, during the launch of Digicel’s service at 58-miles (Peter and Ruth Restaurant), on the Linden-Lethem Road, about 30 miles from Mabura, last October.
“A team was sent into the area to evaluate possibilities and now, residents of Omai and surrounding areas can be instantly connected for purposes of business and also socially with family and friends,” Dean said.
Upon learning of Digicel’s launch in Omai, Prime Minister Samuel A.A. Hinds said, “I am exceedingly pleased that Digicel took up my offer so that call service is now available in the Omai area. When the open-pit reserves at Omai were exhausted, there was a call to utilize, and to build upon, existing infrastructure that might be of service to others.
“I told Digicel that there was an abandoned radio-mast which was available for the establishment of call service in the area. At the time, there was some activity by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and small miners, and the area showed potential as a transit-point to Kaburi, 14-miles, and Issano.”
Other communities in Region Seven, with Digicel coverage, include Bartica and 58-miles.
“Our Omai site is fully solar-powered. Even as we continue to expand our network, we are also ensuring that we contribute towards the protection of the environment,” Dean concluded.