How telecommunications empowered Caribbean nationals and birthed a diaspora with Denis O’Brien, Founder and Chairman, Digicel Group.

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A new era in Caribbean telecommunications has been ushered in by liberalization in the late 1990s and early 2000s marking the emergence of many Caribbean countries from an era of monopoly control over the networks, broadband Internet, and cable television. Mobile phones have become more ubiquitous than toilets, and have sparked social and economic transformation, and given risen to robust diaspora communities. Here to discuss Caribbean telecommunications and beyond cel technology, is Denis O’Brien, Founder and Chairman of Digicel Group, a full-service communications and entertainment company operating in the Caribbean, Central American and Asia Pacific.

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