The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and ICT managed services provider, Digicel, have announced a partnership geared towards advancing digital transformation at the regional financial institution. Focused on expanding and enhancing data and voice services, it will allow CDB’s staff to work more efficiently, faster and with more flexibility at its Headquarters, across the Bank’s membership and in other international locations.
Under the partnership, CDB will benefit from:
- a more cost-effective way of doing business regional and globally;
- better access to analytics and other technology services anytime, anywhere;
- faster and more reliable internet; and
- improved staff collaboration through mobile applications.
The agreement for enhanced data and voice services between the Bank and Digicel formally cements the relationship between the two organisations, which previously primarily focused on mobile data and voice services. As part of the renewed partnership, CDB and Digicel are also collaborating on a project designed to boost on-site data at CDB’s Headquarters to approximately six times the current speed, and introduce a cloud-based PBX. The expansion of non-regional data coverage for Bank Staff has been earmarked for the end of 2019. The move will improve the mobility of CDB employees who travel internationally, giving them access to on-demand data and work tools.