Digicel Consortium Receives Pre-Qualification Application Confirmation For
Myanmar Telecoms Licence Tender Process
SINGAPORE, April 11, 2013
SINGAPORE, April 11,2013 /PRNewswire/ --Digicel today received confirmation
from the Telecommunications Operator Tender Evaluation and Selection Committee
that its pre-qualification application for one of the two new
telecommunications licences in Myanmar has been successful.
As such, the Digicel consortium is cleared to participate in the final stage
of the tender process for one of the two new nationwide telecommunications
licences in Myanmar. With current mobile penetration below 10% in Myanmar,
the Digicel consortium is committed to rolling out a world-class
The Digicel consortium brings together expertise from the worlds of
telecommunications, strategic investment, banking and infrastructure, and
comprises Digicel Group, Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd. and the Yoma
Strategic Holdings group. It features three of the world's most recognisable
businessmen – Denis O'Brien, George Soros and Serge Pun who together deliver a
unique blend of expertise and ability.
Denis O'Brien, Digicel Chairman and founder, comments; "On behalf of Digicel
and our partners, Quantum Strategic Group and Yoma Strategic Holdings, we are
delighted to have had our pre-qualification application accepted. We believe
that we are uniquely positioned to offer affordable first class communications
to the people of Myanmar and are looking forward to having the opportunity to
Responses to the invitation to tender are due on Monday 3^rd June 2013 and an
announcement of the two selected pre-qualified applicants that will lead to
the award of the new licences is expected on 27^th June 2013.
Digicel Group Limited is a leading global communications provider with
operations in 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific.
After 12 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$4.5
billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best
service and best network.
Digicel runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has
set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad
and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports
teams and individuals including the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt and
Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel also sponsors the
West Indies cricket team. Since 2012, Digicel has been the title sponsor of
the Myanmar Football Federation and the Myanmar Special Olympics Federation.
Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.
SOURCE Digicel Group Limited
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