Digicel Play, the ultimate in home entertainment service that allows customers to view multiple channels and enjoy Internet speeds from 25 megabytes to one gigabyte per second, was officially launched in Barbados on Monday.
The event, which took place at the Digicel Experience Store at the Colonnade Mall in Bridgetown, came just weeks after the company had celebrated its 12th anniversary in Barbados.
Digicel Play is jam-packed with cool features, making it the most attractive home entertainment experience around, delivering TV, telephony and the fastest broadband in Barbados –– coupled with the best channel and content line-up, plus the best viewing experience.
As Barbados’ only all-fibre network, Digicel Play passes 75 per cent of homes across the island with eight strategic network distribution points in the areas of Needham’s Point, Oistin’s, Carlton, Manor Lodge, Durants, Wildey, Speightstown and Six Roads, with plans for further expansions.
“It is all about giving our customers access to superfast broadband Internet speeds,” Digicel Play Barbados CEO Charlie Clementson says, adding: “Fibre is more resilient, more secure, more direct and more efficient than other networks. It is unaffected by the elements, terrain, location or distance. Simply put, it’s always awesome.”
During his welcome address, Conor Looney, CEO for Digicel Barbados, underscored his company’s commitment to Barbados: “By the end of 2016 we would have invested over $100 million in rolling out the most robust and reliable fibre network across the country. Importantly, Digicel Play was built by Barbadians for Barbadians. Already we have employed and trained over 100 local employees in sales, engineering, marketing and finance, and we are committed to continuing to invest in, and give back to Barbados’ economic development through technology.”
Also in attendance were Digicel Barbados board member Ralph “Bizzy” Williams, as well as Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Ronald Jones.
“The future is here,” said Jones during his address at the launch. He continued: “I wish to compliment Digicel on bringing to Barbados this level of speed via its world-class fibre optic network. Many times consumers are paying for A but they are getting B, and what I have seen here today demonstrates a certain level of authenticity.
“I think that Barbadians will have a very high level of satisfaction by what is being rolled out by Digicel Barbados.”