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

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

Dominican Republic telcos planning major investment to 2022

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. Altice Group is looking to sell its local unit, while Vietnam's Viettel in late 2018 expressed an interest in investing in the country's telecom sector.

Key developments:

Claro announces major investment programs through to 2022;
Altice sells mobile tower business;
Progress made on National Fiber Optic Network project;
Altice incorporates Dominican Republic within a re-organised international division;
Wind Telecom expands LTE infrastructure;
Mobile Number Portability time reduced to two days;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to September 2018, operator data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Dominican Republic - 2018 (e)
  • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
    • Table GDP growth - 2000 - 2018
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
      • Table Telecom sector revenue - 2009 - 2016
      • Table Telecom sector investment - 2009 - 2016
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • Historical overview
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION
    • PRIVATISATION OF CODETEL
    • FOREIGN INVESTMENT
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • CLARO DOMINICANA
    • TRICOM
    • DGTEC
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service - 1996- 2009
      • Table Fixed lines in service - 2010 - 2018
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
        • Table International internet bandwidth - 2001 - 2016
    • WHOLESALE
  • FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Historic - Internet users - 1996 - 2009
      • Table Internet users - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Historic - Internet subscribers - 1996 - 2009
      • Table Internet subscribers - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Internet subscribers by technology - 2011 - 2018
      • Table Fixed-line broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2018
    • FIXED-LINE BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
      • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
        • Table Cable broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2018
      • Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
        • Table DSL residential and corporate subscribers - 2004 - 2018
        • Table Altice Dominicana DSL and telephony subscribers - 2015 - 2018
      • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
        • Table Altice Dominicana fibre infrastructure - 2015 - 2018
        • Table Fibre broadband subscribers - 2015 - 2018
      • Other fixed broadband services
        • Table WiMAX subscribers - 2013 - 2018
        • Table WLL lines in service (historic) - 1999 - 2011
  • MOBILE MARKET
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Historic - Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate - 1996 - 2009
      • Table Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Postpaid and prepaid percentage of subscribers - 2001 - 2018
      • Table Postpaid and prepaid subscribers - 2002 - 2018
    • SPECTRUM AUCTIONS
    • MOBILE DATA
      • SMS
        • Table SMS sent - 2011 - 2018
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2007 - 2018
      • Table Mobile data lines by type - 2013 - 2018
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2019; 2021; 2023
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - 2019; 2021; 2023
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Annual mobile number portings - 2009 - 2016
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • 4G (LTE)
      • 2G
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Claro Dominicana (Codetel)
        • Table Codetel mobile subscribers - 2015 - 2018
      • Altice Dominicana
        • Table Altice Dominicana mobile subscribers - 2008 - 2018
        • Table Altice Dominicana revenue - 2008 - 2018
        • Table Altice Dominicana financial data - 2014 - 2018
        • Table Altice Dominicana revenue by sector - 2014 - 2018
      • Tricom
        • Table Tricom mobile subscribers - 2015 - 2018
      • Trilogy Dominicana (Viva)
        • Table Viva mobile subscribers - 2015 - 2018
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Mobile banking
  • RELATED REPORTS

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