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 10.21 million connections in 2018. Among them were 8.94 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.84 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 7% 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

The following diagrams show the development of the different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in the Dominican Republic 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in the Dominican Republic 2003 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in the Dominican Republic 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Dominican Republic
Total
Dominican Republic
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 7.95 m 74.82 % 368.20 m 82.41 %
Broadband users 794,788.00 7.48 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 1.28 m 12.02 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 8.94 m 84.10 % 545.16 m 122.02 %