NATCOM donates 2,000 computers for "Scholaritech" project in Haiti

In 2011, Haitian cell phone provider, Telco, merged with Vietnamese, Viettel, to form NATCOM. NATCOM had already expanded its reach overseas with an under-sea fiber optic network, connecting it with the U.S. via the Bahamas. NATCOM has saturated Haiti, providing all ten departments of Haiti with Internet access. NATCOM has already equipped more than 91 public schools with free access to the Internet. The infrastructure of Haiti, as a result, moves into the 21st century in a significant way.


NATCOM senior management boasts it is the only telecommunications giant with 3G service. Socially responsible, NATCOM will contribute fifty cents above other cell phone companies to the National Education Fund, which has been largely ignored by the government of Haiti (GOH). In a move to make NATCOM more affordable to customers, it is applying a 20% discount to subscriber calls.

Increasing NATCOM's contribution to Haiti's telecommunications needs, it has partnered with the National Council of Telecommunications (CONATEL) to begin Scholaritech. Corporate Center Director, Djenane Baptiste, explained Scholaritech is an education initiative, which has an ambitious goal to supply all public schools in the country with computer labs, along with the use of 25 computers. NATCOM began the first phase of the project in South and Southwest Departments, following through on its commitment to GOH, who is serious about raising the standards of education in its school system.

NATCOM, since its entry into the public sphere, it has more than doubled its subscriber base from 500,000 in 2011 to 2,000,000 cell phone users currently.

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