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Digicel signs Ericsson as exclusive vendor for its GSM wireless infrastructure in Trinidad and Tobago

August 3, 2005

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Digicel Group, the fastest growing mobile telecommunications company in the Caribbean, today announced that Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERICY) is the exclusive vendor for its GSM wireless infrastructure in Trinidad & Tobago. In June, Digicel obtained five blocks of GSM spectrum following a highly competitive auction which marked the liberalization of Trinidad and Tobago's mobile telecommunications market.

A long time Digicel solutions provider and the world's leading GSM provider, Ericsson's network infrastructure technology will enable Trinbagonians to experience enhanced network quality and reliability as well as access to a broad range of services including international roaming, mobile Internet (GPRS), digiCHAT and digiINFO. Ericsson has been Digicel's preferred vendor since its flagship launch in Jamaica in 2001 and remained a strategic provider throughout the company's roll-out in markets including St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Grenada, Aruba, Barbados and The Cayman Islands.

"We are bringing the latest GSM technology to Trinidad and Tobago, which can bring value-added offerings and lower prices to all mobile phone users," said Mario Assaad, chief technical officer, Digicel Group. "With Ericsson as our technology provider, we look forward to introducing competition to the Trinbagonian market and elevating the threshold for quality coverage, reliability and access to the widest range of services."

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