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Major transformation for Dominica

It will provide the foundation for smart city services such as e-government, smart education and connected healthcare

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The infrastructure will also help Dominica recover from the impact of Hurricane Maria
The infrastructure will also help Dominica recover from the impact of Hurricane Maria

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD) has selected ICT managed services provider, Digicel, to deliver the rebuild of the telecommunications and ICT services to the entire republic.

 

The strategic partnership agreement is for a 15-year term.

 

As Dominica works to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in September, last year, it is focusing its renewal efforts on becoming a world-leading climate resilient nation.

 

Landmark infrastructure

 

This landmark agreement will see Digicel working in close partnership with the GoCD to deliver a highly resilient, state of the art network infrastructure, at a standard never seen before in the region.

 

Digicel will undertake the rebuilding and provisioning of telecommunications, internet, data, cloud and other ICT services to all of the GoCD sites including every government office, school, community centre and health centre, across the length and breadth of the island.

 

“Telecommunications and ICT are vital necessities for all sectors in the Dominican economy. It is imperative that the role of telecommunications and ICT be seen as an economic resilience phenomenon and therefore a catalyst for economic growth and prosperity,” said Kelver Darroux, minister for information, science, telecommunications and technology, GoCD.

 

“This is a vital first step on the path towards Dominica becoming a world-leading climate resilient nation. We are on a mission to ensure we are strongly positioned for the future and that we have the right ICT infrastructure in place to take full advantage of the benefits of a strong digital economy.”

"It is imperative that the role of telecommunications and ICT be seen as an economic resilience phenomenon and therefore a catalyst for economic growth and prosperity"

“We are honoured to have been selected by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica for this transformational project which will provide the foundation for the provision of new advanced digital services such as eGovernment, safe and smart cities, connected health and smart education and make them a powerful reality for the people of Dominica,” added Alexander Matuschka, group CEO, Digicel.

 

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