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16 February 2017
| James Pearce
Digicel is set to launch 4G services in El Salvador as part of a five-year, $428 million joint investment with the government, according to reports from the country.
The operator is set to roll out LE services in the next few
months, with a goal of providing coverage in El
Salvador’s 14 capitals according to CEO Igancio
Roman, who spoke with El Mundo.
The company has already invested $3.7 million in technology
across the health and education sectors as part of a corporate
social responsibility scheme, according to the reports.
Digicel is the second operator to launch 4G in El Salvador,
after Telefonica’s commercial launch through its
Movistar brand last year. Tigo, owned by Millicom, is also
planning to launch 4G there this year.
"Digicel's entire investment effort is to support our
country in the digital economy and with technology to improve
business," Salvador Ortiz, vice-president, reportedly said
during the announcement.
It is the latest 4G rollout for Digicel, the
Jamaican-headquartered operator owned by Irish billionaire