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

Executive summary

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:

Claro and Altice announce major investment programs through to 2022; regulator signs agreement with the FCC to restart digital broadcasting switchover process; progress made on National Fiber Optic Network project; Altice incorporates Dominican Republic within a re-organised international division; 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 December 2017, operator data to Q3 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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

Table of Contents

  • 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. Mobile market
    • 9.1 Market analysis
    • 9.2 Mobile statistics
    • 9.3 Spectrum auctions
    • 9.4 Mobile data
      • 9.4.1 SMS and MMS
    • 9.5 Mobile broadband
    • 9.6 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
    • 9.7 Regulatory issues
      • 9.7.1 Spectrum
    • 9.8 Mobile Infrastructure
      • 9.8.1 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 9.8.2 High capacity mobile voice/data services (1xRTT)
      • 9.8.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
    • 9.9 Major mobile operators
      • 9.9.1 Claro Dominicana (Codetel)
      • 9.9.2 Altice Dominicana
      • 9.9.3 Tricom
      • 9.9.4 Trilogy Dominicana (Viva)
    • 9.10 Mobile content and applications
      • 9.10.1 Mobile banking
  • 10. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Country statistics Dominican Republic – 2017 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2017 (Mar)
  • Table 3 – Internet provider statistics – 2018
  • Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2017
  • Table 5 – Fixed broadband subscribers – 2017 (e)
  • Table 6 – Mobile phone statistics – 2017
  • 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 - 2017
  • Table 25 – WiMAX subscribers – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 26 – WLL lines in service (historic) – 1999 - 2011
  • Table 27 – Historic - Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate – 1996 - 2009
  • Table 28 – Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 29 – Postpaid and prepaid percentage of subscribers – 2001 - 2017
  • Table 30 – Postpaid and prepaid subscribers – 2002 - 2017
  • Table 31 – SMS and MMS sent – 2015 - 2016
  • Table 32 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 33 – Mobile data lines by type – 2013 - 2017
  • Table 34 – Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2018; 2020; 2022
  • Table 35 – Codetel mobile subscribers – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 36 – Altice Dominicana mobile subscribers – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 37 – Altice Dominicana revenue – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 38 – Altice Dominicana financial data – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 39 – Altice Dominicana revenue by sector – 2014 - 2015
  • Table 40 – Tricom mobile subscribers – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 41 – 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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