With Bluesky Samoa already in the process of selling to the Fiji-government owned company, Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Ltd (A.T.H) through their first $182million deposit earlier this month, Digicel Samoa remains unfazed.
During an earlier interview with Bluesky Samoa Country Manager, Alex Abraham, he told the Samoa Observer that the sale process is continuing but he does not know when the transaction is likely to be completed.
“I understand that a deposit has been made by A.T.H. to the parent company in Spain,” Mr. Abraham told the Samoa Observer.
“There is a regulatory process to go through and at this process I understand it’s progressing. There is no official update of when the transition will be done but everyone is looking forward to the change.”
On the other hand, Digicel Chief Executive Officer, Rory Condon, says that they welcome the competition and they remain unfazed.
During a phone interview with Mr. Condon, he assured the public that it will benefit the consumers.
“For Digicel, it’s business as usual,” he told the Samoa Observer.
“We welcome the competition. It is overwhelmingly a good thing for the consumer and it’s strong right now in Samoa as you can see through the types of promotions that are out in the market.”
All in all, Digicel will remain steadfast in facing their new competitors.
“With the A.G.H. group taking over Bluesky we can expect that the market will get more and more competitive,” Mr. Condon said. “It’s in the best interests of the consumer so we welcome it.”