The fastest-growing and largest mobile telecommunications operator in the Pacific, Digicel, has launched its fourth market in Vanuatu.
The PacNews agency reports that Digicel has made an initial investment of US$35 million to build a state of the art network that offers coverage to all Ni -Vanuatu communities for the first time.
Vanuatu has a population of approximately 210,000 people with mobile penetration estimated at just over 16%.
Digicell's foray into Vanuatu follows launches in Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Tonga.
Digicel Vanuatu is introducing a number of first to market services and value offerings such as per second billing, rollover minutes, international postpaid roaming and free voicemail .
Digicel aims to bring in the widest range of handsets for both prepaid and postpaid ni-Vanuatu customers.
To celebrate the launch, customers will receive a free solar charger and free credit with every phone purchased.