DIGICEL Jamaica plans to build out an islandwide digital cable and home broadband network within three years, says Barry O’Brien.

The acquisition of Telstar and the islandwide expansion of its cable footprint is a strategic move to position the telecommunications firm to enter the subscriber TV market; push its broadband Internet business; and eventually offer fixed-line services, said the chief executive officer of Digicel Jamaica.

O’Brien declined to provide an estimate for the planned investment, but said it would run in the billions of dollars.