Although its monopoly on the telecommunications sector has officially ended in recent years, the Digicel by its terms of reference, exercises yet exclusive control over fixed telephony and Internet in Haiti, preventing all competition, including small private operators. What has not, to date, not benefited the development of telecommunications in Haiti, and especially allowed to lower tariffs.
The operating license of the Digicel expires in a little less time. Nevertheless, Haitian telecom experts already want to draw the attention of the government, so they avoid tacit renewal of the license, for the benefit of the subsidiary of the telecom company. The specialists in question believe that Haiti would have everything to gain by putting an end to the de facto monopoly enjoyed by the traditional operator, particularly in the fixed telephony sectors, as well as with regard to the local loop, the end points. international, fiber optics, pipelines, or aerial support.
Genuine competition in these areas would allow the country to make progress in bridging the digital divide, providing users with quality services at a lower cost and more than 300 million dollars in the Haitian state.
auctions have become the main method of allocating frequencies. At first glance, this system seems very venal: the highest bidder wins the license, while the goal is to offer a quality mobile service at the cutting edge of technology and affordable. Economically, it is the best method. With auctions, it is the operators who value the most desired frequencies, offering the highest price, which are awarded a license. If they are willing to pay this price without flinching, it is because they also agree to invest proportionately. Another important advantage is that auctions generate money for the corrupt, not for the state.
On June 3, 2005, the State of Haiti, following a call for tenders, awarded Unigestion Holding SA (DIGICEL) a concession contract for the construction and operation of a cellular telephone network the GSM standard. It is with the aim of reinforcing the competition and stimulating the development of this market segment in Haiti, that the Haitian State has introduced this third operator. Unigestion Holding Ltd. is the result of a partnership between Digicel Limited, a Bermuda company and GB Group, a company incorporated under Haitian law, which agreed to participate in the tender that would lead to the selection of DIGICEL Haiti. [19659009DigicelamobilephoneoperatorwasfoundedbyIrishentrepreneurDenisO'BrienPresentin22marketsoftheCaribbeanzone(JamaicaTrinidad&TobagoBarbadosAntiguaMartiniqueStLucia)itisoperationalonlysince2001withtheacquisitionofaGSMlicenseinJamaicaandisgiventhemissionoftoofferitscustomersinnovativemobileproductsandservicesthatareeasilyaccessibleDigicelisthefastestgrowingmobileoperatorintheCaribbeanwithoffersbasedprimarilyonprepayethatpropelitsaveragemarketshareacrossthe60%area 24 . Boosted by this rapid success that in less than a decade makes it the largest GSM mobile operator in the region, this multinational company aims to expand its activities to other neighboring countries. It is with this in mind that she enters Haiti.