Telecommunication in the Dominican RepublicCompared 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 10.16 m connections in 2019. Among them were 8.95 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 75% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 9% 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 connectionsWith an average download speed of 27.46 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Dominican Republic ranked 108th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 8.0 Mbit/second was significantly lower (156th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 18th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, the Dominican Republic comes 78th with a download speed of 28.09 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 10 Mbit was enough for 114th place.
The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Februar 2021 from 175 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 - 2019
Landlines 1990 - 2019
Mobile phones 1990 - 2019
|Spreading in 2019||Dominican Republic|
|Internet users||8.04 m||74.82 %||382.31 m||85.43 %|
|Broadband users||951,970.00||8.86 %||158.30 m||35.37 %|
|Landlines||1.21 m||11.28 %||165.48 m||36.98 %|
|Mobile cellulars||8.95 m||83.32 %||542.60 m||121.25 %|