Digicel Vanuatu commits support to growth of ICT

Digicel and the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) today announced their partnership in activities to support the upcoming Global Symposium for Regulators, organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

With the theme of “Inclusive Connectivity; The future of regulation,” the four-day event aims to promote dialogue and collaboration between Government, regulatory authorities and the private sector in developing a framework to drive growth in information technology globally.

The partnership sees Digicel taking an active role in the proceedings and side events of GSR-19, as well as hosting delegates’ dinners and coffee breaks - and installing purpose-built IT infrastructure and managed services at the Warwick Le Lagoon hotel.

ITU Secretary General, Mr. Houlin Zhao, highlighted; “The Global Symposium for Regulators is a key event for the ITU community. This is the only event in the world that gives the government and the private sector regulatory specialists the chance to collaborate”.  He went onto say that: “This is an event you cannot afford to miss”.

Digicel Vanuatu CEO, Ben Kealy, commented; “We exist to deliver transformational technologies that create opportunities and drive business benefits. As the market leader in the ICT sector in Vanuatu – and a global communications provider, we are happy to be partnering with the Vanuatu Government and helping to enhance regional and international co-operation for the benefit of customers and the development of the country and the region as a whole.”

n May, Digicel was awarded best innovation award by OGCIO, for its provision of a single-billing service for all ICT and mobile services, further demonstrating its commitment to the deployment of innovative solutions to its customers.

GSR-19 will be held from 9 to 12 July at the Warwick Le Lagoon hotel in Port Vila.