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Digicel’s tough tone

Digicel’s tough tone

Mon, January 28, 2013 - 12:09 AM

The war of words between two of the island’s telecommunications providers is heating up, with Digicel accusing competitor LIME of trying to block its entry into the landline market and declaring that it will not be bullied by the telecoms giant.

Digicel Barbados’ chief executive officer Barry O’Brien has made it clear that his company will not stop challenging LIME on its interconnection rates.

“Digicel will not allow itself to be bullied and browbeaten by LIME. We will engage to the best of our ability with the [Fair Trading Commission] to ensure that the interests of fair competition are protected and that the people of Barbados get the benefits of a truly competitive regime,” he said in a statement on Friday.

The row between the two surrounds Digicel’s efforts to change the terms of the existing interconnection deal with LIME to allow it to add fixed line services to its mobile network in keeping with a full domestic services licence issued by the Government on August 22, 2012. (DP)

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Posted by Cheese On 1 year, 9 months ago
Digicel Bigger better Network!
Lime - No Comment!

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Posted by David Hall 1 year, 9 months ago
Go Digi! Because as it stands the current thing you proffer as a land line plan in my estimation is a bare joke. I have been to your office with a view to installing it but in the context of what we have in Barbados its madness. So fight, so you may be able to offer a better deal.

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Posted by Jennifer Devonish 1 year, 9 months ago
Digicel I hope that you get the go ahead to offer us a land line. I will be ready, but that internet price is not encouraging at all, 99.00 for poor people, who need it for their children's educational pursuits, is really way to high, we cant afford it, enough said.

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