Digicel has bought a controlling stake in Caribbean systems integrator Netxar Technologies.
Digicel and Netxar will address the need of corporate and public sector clients to optimise their ICT infrastructure with advanced ICT systems and processes while controlling cost, the companies say.
Netxar has won numerous awards and holds a number of recognised certifications vital to securing and serving top corporate and public sector customers, including a Gold Certification, Master Unified Communication and Master Managed Service Partner. The company is a member of Cisco’s elite 1 per cent partners out of over 64,000 partners worldwide.
Netxar is based in Puerto Rico and has operations in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
Digicel has been offering ICT solutions to businesses across the region since 2007 with a focus on reducing a customer’s ICT spend.
Frank Santiago, president and CEO of Netxar, noted that “for years, corporate and public sector customers have been searching for a business partner who can deliver both world class telecommunication services and ICT solutions.
“Now, customers will benefit from technology solutions that leverage their IT framework as a competitive advantage while reducing operational costs and increasing productivity,” he said. “The support and involvement of Digicel which … will see us delivering even better solutions to an even broader range of corporate customers,” he added.
Digicel COO Kevin White said: “Since we started focusing on delivering ICT solutions to Caribbean corporate customers in 2007, we have made big inroads and are proud to serve the Caribbean’s biggest business names. In Jamaica for instance, Digicel serves over 70 per cent of the corporate market.”
The combination with Netxar “will see us increasing our ICT presence across the Caribbean and Central America and offering customers a broader and deeper product portfolio backed by Digicel’s award-winning customer service,” he said.