Digicel launched last week in Nauru, giving the island nation access to GSM mobile telecommunications for the first time.

According to the press release by Digicel Pacific, President of Nauru, Hon. Marcus Stephen, 'made the first call on the new Digicel network at a press conference' on Monday afternoon, last week.

According to the press release, the President said, "We are thrilled to welcome Digicel to Nauru, offering Nauruans access to GSM mobile telecommunications for the first time."

He added that Digicel's launch was "very significant for the people of Nauru".

"It is a truly exciting time and we look forward to the prospect of having mobile telecommunications and mobile internet accessibility in Nauru."

Digicel Pacific CEO Ms. Vanessa Slowey said, "Digicel is committed to making an important contribution to the growth and development of Nauru economically and socially. Digicel Nauru will provide innovative and accessible telecommunications services that meet and exceed customer demand."

"The wait for the launch of telecommunications in Nauru is now over. Since receiving a licence in Nauru in June this year, Digicel has established a world class mobile network in Nauru bringing 24 free customer care, a wide range of new handsets, cutting edge products and services and competitive calling rates making it affordable for everyone in Nauru to now be part of the mobile world."