Aicent and Digicel Group Sign CDMA Data Roaming Agreement

Largest mobile operator in Caribbean turns to Aicent to enable high-speed wireless Internet connectivity for roaming visitors

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aicent, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a CDMA-based data roaming agreement with Digicel Group, the largest mobile operator in the Caribbean and the first GSM operator in the region to simultaneously offer GSM and CDMA on its mobile network. Digicel is using Aicents CRX (CDMA Roaming eXchange) to let business-traveling or vacationing mobile customers with CDMA service from other operators around the world roam onto the Caribbeans most state-of-the-art mobile network. This roaming agreement lets these travelers enjoy the same benefits from high-speed mobile data services that they use back home.

There are a growing number of people using CDMA for mobile data services in the region, said Mario Assaad, Digicel Group CTO. Digicel is using Aicents CDMA Roaming eXchange so these foreign visitors can have a fast and reliable high-speed data connection in the Caribbean. With Aicents technology, Digicel is opening our state of the art data network to international CDMA subscribers.

Digicel currently serves more than four million subscribers and maintains operations in 22 markets across the Caribbean as well as El Salvador and Bermuda.

Aicents CRX offers mobile operators a highly-scalable solution to address roaming, authentication and network interconnectivity. Aicents technology enables mobile operators to support rapidly growing mobile data services and an increasingly mobile user population that often needs to use services on the networks of more than one provider. Aicents CRX is a cost-efficient solution that enables the CDMA operators to offer a high-performance worldwide data roaming service with secured private IP network infrastructure and a variety of application level support. Aicent, a pioneer in telecom and data roaming, played a major role in defining the industrys roaming architecture and requirements.

Aicent and Digicel both share a commitment to delivering dependable, quality services and a vision that people can get the most utility from their mobile services, said Shu Gan, vice president of marketing at Aicent. Digicel is making a name for itself by building the most advanced telecom and datacom network in the Pan Caribbean region. Increasingly, mobile operators that focus on state-of-the art technology and reliable service are turning to Aicent for roaming exchange services to greatly increase the number of countries their customers can get the mobile service they need and expect.

About Digicel

Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the fastest-growing wireless telecommunications operator in the Caribbean. After five years, Digicel is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets. It is the largest GSM operator in the region.

By offering innovative wireless services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand in the Caribbean and has placed the region at the cutting edge of wireless communications.

Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and has operations in twenty-two markets including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Curaçao, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos. Digicel also has a license in Guatemala and coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths.

The company is the lead sponsor of Caribbean sports teams including the West Indies Cricket Team, Special Olympics teams across the Caribbean and is title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Football Union Cup, which involves over 30 Caribbean countries and is an important qualifier towards the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Visit for more information on Digicel.

About Aicent, Inc.

Serving more than one billion mobile users around the world, Aicent Inc. is a leading provider of data network services and solutions for global mobile operators. To enable interoperability between Aicent customers and other networks, Aicent operates one of world’s largest GPRS and 3G network exchanges, connecting to over 50 operators, including four of the worlds five largest. Through extensive peering arrangements, the Aicent network reaches nearly all GPRS/3G operators around the world. Aicent also operates integrated mobile messaging services, including one of world’s first and largest multimedia messaging exchange and offers other value-added services to help carriers maximize revenue opportunities. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Jose, California Aicent has regional offices in Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. For more information, please visit:

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