Irish cellphone entrepreneur banks on a smarter Haiti

Digicel Chairman Denis O'Brien attends an interview with Reuters at the company's headquarters in Port-au-PrincePORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – When Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien set about building a cellphone company in the western hemisphere's poorest country, there was no shortage of skeptics. Six years later O'Brien's company Digicel is the largest private investor in Haiti and has 4.8 million users, about half the population. It is a rare beacon of entrepreneurship in a country still struggling to rebuild after the 2010 earthquake. …


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