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July 18, 2014
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Digicel to provide cable services
Leighton Levy, Star Writer

Digicel has acquired Telstar Cable Ltd. The telecommunications company announced yesterday that it had reached an agreement to purchase the cable company's cable and fibre network in Jamaica. Telstar provides cable TV, broadband and telephony services.

If approved by Broadcasting Commission, Digicel, in a statement, said it will invest significantly in the network to increase coverage and further expand the products, services and content available to cable customers in Jamaica.

The Telstar acquisition is the fourth cable company bought by Digicel in recent months. In April, the company acquired WIV Cable TV in the Turks and Caicos Islands and its sister company, TCT, which offers broadband services. In February it acquired SAT Telecommunications in Dominica. SAT provides a range of TV, telephone and broadband internet services to residential and business customers in Dominica.

In November 2013, Digicel acquired Caribbean Cable Communications Holding Ltd, a cable TV and internet service provider in Anguilla, Nevis and Montserrat.

"We are investing heavily in cable TV, content and fibre across our markets to ensure that Digicel is positioned at the forefront of a data intensive world where our customers are able to enjoy multimedia experiences on multiple devices and avail of advanced solutions for their businesses," said Digicel Group CEO, Colm Delves.

The management at Telstar has assured that their staff will remain the same and more information will soon become available.

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