Saturday April 4, 2020

Digicel may seek another road

After missing out on the mobile licence for Burma, Denis O'Brien's Digicel may link up with Telenor in a bid to get into the lucrative market, write Siobhán Brett and Ian Kehoe.

29th June, 2013
Denis O'Brien in Haiti, where wireless penetration is relatively low and there are strong growth opportunities for Digicel. Photo: Getty

Digicel, the mobile operator owned by Irish tycoon Denis O'Brien, may seek to enter the Burmese mobile market through a partnership with Norwegian firm Telenor, according to Moody's, the international ratings agency.

Moody's, which monitors Digicel's finances and strategy, said it was also possible that Digicel might seek to lease Telenor its Burmese infrastructure. Digicel has secured leases for 5,500 mobile masts across Burma.

Digicel missed out on a lucrative mobile licence for Burma last week,...

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