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Dominican Republic - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Dominican Republic - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

USA to support digitalisation in the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic's fixed-line teledensity is well below the Latin American average, a legacy of under-investment in network infrastructure over the years. In common with other markets in the region, the mobile sector has become the preferred platform for voice services. With the rapid development of HSPA and LTE services, mobile broadband has also taken off.
The Dominican Republic's income inequalities are still reflected in the distribution of telephony services, with many communities having very restricted access to service. The government has been addressing the issue of access in recent years and has funded a number of public projects to extend the reach of services to rural and underserved areas.
Considerable changes have developed since the auction of spectrum in May 2014, particularly with the launch of commercial LTE services.
Consolidation in the sector was affected when Orange Group, having invested some $150 million in its local network, sold Orange Dominicana to Altice Group. At the same time, Altice Group acquired the integrated telecoms services provider Tricom Telecom.

Key developments:

Regulator signs agreement with the FCC to restart digital broadcasting switchover process; progress made on National Fiber Optic Network project; Orange Dominicana rebranded as Altice Hispaniola; Aster contracts Ericsson to deploy its Mediaroom TV platform; Wind Telecom expands LTE infrastructure; Telemicro acquires Viva; mobile number portability time reduced to two days; report update includes the regulator's market data to March 2017, operator data to Q1 2017, recent market developments.
Market penetration rates in Dominican Republic's telecoms sector 2016
Penetration of telecoms services: | Penetration
Fixed-line telephony | 11.5%
Fixed broadband | 6.8%
Mobile SIM (population) | 87.3%
(Source: BuddeComm based on industry data)

Companies mentioned in this report:

Claro (América Móvil); Orange Dominicana; Tricom; Viva (Trilogy Dominicana)


1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country Overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Historical overview
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.4 Privatisation of Codetel
5.5 Foreign investment
5.6 Number Portability (NP)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Claro Dominicana
6.3 Tricom
6.4 Dgtec
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure
7.2.1 Submarine cable networks
7.2.2 Satellite networks
7.3 Wholesale
8. Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Market analysis
8.3 Broadband statistics
8.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies
8.4.1 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
8.4.2 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
8.4.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
8.4.4 Other fixed broadband services
9. Digital media
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Digital switchover
9.3 Pay TV
9.4 Videostreaming
9.5 Communications: VoIP
10. Mobile market
10.1 Market analysis
10.2 Mobile statistics
10.3 Mobile data
10.3.1 SMS and MMS
10.4 Mobile broadband
10.5 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2018; 2020; 2023
10.6 Regulatory issues
10.6.1 Spectrum
10.7 Mobile Infrastructure
10.7.1 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
10.7.2 High capacity mobile voice/data services (1xRTT)
10.7.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
10.8 Major mobile operators
10.8.1 Codetel (Claro Dominicana)
10.8.2 Altice Hispaniola (Orange Dominicana)
10.8.3 Tricom
10.8.4 Trilogy Dominicana (Viva)
10.9 Mobile content and applications
10.9.1 Mobile banking
11. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Dominican Republic 2016 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2017 (Mar)
Table 3 Internet provider statistics 2017
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2017 (Mar)
Table 5 Broadband subscribers 2016
Table 6 Mobile phone statistics 2017 (Mar)
Table 7 National telecommunications authority
Table 8 GDP growth 2000 - 2016
Table 9 Telecom sector revenue by service 2015
Table 10 Telecom sector investment by service 2015
Table 11 Historic - Fixed lines in service 1996- 2009
Table 12 Fixed lines in service 2010 - 2018
Table 13 Historic - Internet users 1996 2009
Table 14 Internet users 2010 2018
Table 15 Historic - Internet subscribers 1996 2009
Table 16 Internet subscribers 2010 2017
Table 17 Internet subscribers by technology 2011 - 2016
Table 18 Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2003 - 2016
Table 19 Cable broadband subscribers 2011 - 2016
Table 20 DSL residential and corporate subscribers 2004 2016
Table 21 Orange Dominicana DSL RGUs 2015 - 2017
Table 22 Orange Dominicana fibre infrastructure 2015 - 2017
Table 23 Orange Dominicana fibre RGUs 2015 - 2017
Table 24 Fibre broadband subscribers 2015 - 2016
Table 25 WiMAX subscribers 2013 - 2016
Table 26 WLL lines in service (historic) 1999 - 2011
Table 27 Pay TV subscribers 2008 2017
Table 28 Pay TV addressable homes 2011 2015
Table 29 VoIP subscribers 2008 - 2016
Table 30 Historic - Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate 1996 - 2009
Table 31 Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 32 Postpaid and prepaid percentage of subscribers 2001 - 2017
Table 33 Postpaid and prepaid subscribers 2002 - 2017
Table 34 SMS and MMS sent 2015 - 2016
Table 35 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2007 - 2017
Table 36 Mobile data lines by type 2013 - 2016
Table 37 Forecast mobile subscribers lower growth scenario 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 38 Codetel mobile subscribers 2015 - 2017
Table 39 Altice Hispaniola mobile subscribers 2008 - 2017
Table 40 Altice Hispaniola revenue 2008 - 2017
Table 41 Altice Hispaniola financial data 2014 - 2017
Table 42 Altice Hispaniola revenue by sector 2014 - 2015
Table 43 Tricom mobile subscribers 2015 - 2017
Table 44 Viva mobile subscribers 2015 - 2017
Chart 1 Fixed lines in service 2005 - 2018
Chart 2 Internet subscribers 2005 2017
Chart 3 Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate 2005 2018
Exhibit 1 Major submarine cable networks serving the Dominican Republic

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