For the first time in over fifty years, an alternative telecommunications service provider has been contracted to provide telecommunications services to the Government of Dominica.

This afternoon Digicel Dominica and the Government of Dominica signed a fifteen year contract for telecommunications services.

The contract, valued at over 200 million dollars,  was signed at the St Alphonsus Parish Hall.

Deputy Prime Minister is Reginald Austrie.

Meantime CEO of Digicel Dominica Nikima Royer Jno Baptiste says today signifies the start of Dominica’s ICT transformation.