10 Mar 2006

Samoa chooses Digicel Samoa for GSM network

2:20 pm on 10 March 2006

Samoa has decided to award a new GSM digital cellular telecommunications licence to a new company, called Digicel Samoa Ltd.

The announcement was made by Samoa's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

It says the new company is jointly owned by Samoa's largest internet service provider and a wireless network operator, Digicel Ltd. which operates GSM networks in 15 Caribbean island nations.

There were five applications for the licence.