Digicel has appointed Deep Blue Cable as a specialist supporting the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (CARCIP), a multi-million dollar, 15-year ICT contract with the Governments of the Caribbean nations of Saint Lucia, Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
CARCIP has the ultimate goal of encouraging key stakeholders, including citizens, government agencies, regulators and policy makers to embrace Information and Communications Technology (ICT), further improving and driving regional economic development with significantly reduced costs and bolstered productivity.
Deep Blue Cable will lend their expertise to Digicel in support of the project, which consists of three main components: a Government Wide Area Network (GWAN),) a Schools Network, and a submarine cable between Saint Vincent and Grenada with landings on five Grenadine islands. Deep Blue Cable has assisted Digicel in the procurement process through vendor selection and contract negotiations and will continue to be a key player in the management and delivery of this fibre optic network infrastructure.
“Deep Blue Cable’s deeply experienced team and first-hand understanding of the need for advanced telecom services in this region are huge assets to this project,” commented Niall Savage, Program Director at Digicel. “We are excited to have them on board helping us deliver this world-class digital highway to the Governments of Saint Lucia, Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.”
Steve Scott, CEO at Deep Blue Cable, said: “The unprecedented scope and scale of this project will ensure a transformative result for the people of these countries and establish the Caribbean as a leader in the global economy.”