Telecommunication in the Dominican Republic

Compared to the European Union, the Dominican Republic is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 10.15 m connections in 2020. Among them were 8.99 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.83 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, the Dominican Republic is back. Around 76% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 10% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 404,500 webhosts, the Dominican Republic is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 31.82 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Dominican Republic ranked 108th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 10.19 Mbit/second was significantly lower (143rd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, the Dominican Republic comes 70th with a download speed of 35.07 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 10 Mbit was enough for 118th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 from 180 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the Internet in the Dominican Republic from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in the Dominican Republic 2003 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Broadband users1.03 m9.51 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines1.16 m10.65 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars8.99 m82.87 %541.96 m121.03 %