travel stats and telecommunications reports
Internet Usage Statistics:
Internet users as of Mar 31, 2011;
30.1% of the population, according to INDOTEL.
The Dominican Republic is a country
located on the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island of
Hispaniola, bordering Haiti. Hispaniola is the second-largest of
the Greater Antilles islands, and lies west of Puerto Rico and
east of Cuba and Jamaica. The Dominican Republic is not to be
confused with Dominica, another Caribbean country. Once dependent
on the export of sugar and other agricultural products, the DR
has become the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean.
Tourism, and free-trade zones, have become major employers and
key sources of revenue.
Dominican Republic Telecommunications, Mobile,
Broadband and Forecasts Report
Although enjoying a relatively modern and mostly digital telecom system, the
Dominican Republi’s fixed-line teledensity is well below the Latin American
average. Mobile penetration is nearly ten times higher than fixed-line teledensity,
and is about average for Latin America. Read the summary and table of
The Caribbean Cable and Wireless East-West
Following the announcement in year 2010 by UK-based telecoms firm Cable & Wireless
Communications (C&W) of their intention to install a new submarine fibre-optic cable
linking Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in the west of the Caribbean with the British
Virgin Islands in the east, these Caribbean regions are now poised for the imminent
launch of commercial services along what is being called the new East-West Cable.
The undersea East-West cable is also expected to land in the Dominican Republic,
thus bringing to fourteen the number of Caribbean countries in which C&W operates. See the report table of
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