Santo Domingo: Cell phone nation? Over 75% mobile

The Dominican Republic is a very well communicated nation.

According to the annual report on the Telecommunications and Telecom Industry from the National Commission for the Society of Information and Knowledge (CNSIC), 7.2 million cell phone numbers are in use in that republic.

In 2008, 1.7 million new cell phone numbers were added. An estimated 10 million people live in the DR.

The report indicates that 14 companies are providing these services in the DR. It makes the point that the largest growth is in pre-paid plans, for 87% of all cell phone holders. 100% of the cell phone network is digital.

The report says that as of 31 December 2008, there were 340,322 Internet lines in the DR, for 3.5 accounts per 100 inhabitants and a growth rate of 28.8% compared to 2007.

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