Talkpool wins five years O&M contact in Haiti

After more than eleven years of co-operation Digicel Haiti has renewed its confidence in Talkpool by signing a five years contract for Operation & Maintenance of its mobile telephony network in Haiti.

Talkpool has been Digicel’s largest provider of mobile network services in Haiti since 2006. After starting with 100 GSM sites in 2006, Digicel has constantly expanded and upgraded the network on its most important market to the nationwide, state of the art 4G network of today. Talkpool’s role has been to support Digicel in expanding and upgrading the system step by step and to make sure that the mobile network is always up and running and available for all subscribers.

Not only has Digicel Haiti extended the previous three years assignment term to five years this time, but the scope of work for TalkPool has been extended from 950 mobile sites to 1450, which encompasses Digicel´s complete network in Haiti, when Talkpool now takes over the 500 sites in the north of Haiti from its main competitor. Talkpool won the contact in competition with four major regional service providers. The Execution Contract is a sub-contact to the ten years Global Frame agreement for the supply of Operation & Maintenance services to all Digicel´s 30 markets worldwide that was announced earlier this week.

“Talkpool´s longstanding team in Haiti has been working close to Digicel’s organisation for many years, under sometimes tough conditions. Digicel Haiti awarding Talkpool the responsibility for its entire network in Haiti for five whole years, is a clear sign that the commitment and professionalism of our staff is being acknowledged and highly valued by Digicel.” Says Talkpool´s Group CEO Erik Strömstedt

The five years Execution Agreement is effective retroactively from 1 June 2017 and has an estimated value of 35 MUSD or 7 MUSD per year.


For further information, please contact:


Erik Strömstedt, CEO Talkpool AG
Tel: +41 81 250 2020
erik.stromstedt@talkpool.com
 

About Talkpool
TalkPool builds, maintains and improves telecommunication networks globally. Through its cutting-edge technical expertise, long experience and agile business model, Talkpool offers global telecom vendors and operators high-quality services on short notice no matter the location. Moreover, TalkPool is one of few companies with actual solutions and contracts in place in the exciting IoT-market. Remium Nordic AB is Talkpool’s Certified Advisor.

About Digicel
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 31 markets throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets, including Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs.


Visit
www.digicelgroup.com for more information.


This information is inside information that Talkpool AG (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 15.00 CET on October 26 2017.

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