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There are more phones than people, but gap in service is wide

Santo Domingo.- The head of the Dominican Telecom Institute (Indotel) on Tuesday revealed that the country has nine million cell phones and 1.3 million fixed lines, or more phones than people.

Carlos Amarante said “that’s called teledensity, or how many phones we have per capita. It then gives us 105 percent, or more telephones than people.”

The official noted however that the fact the country has more phone lines than inhabitants doesn’t mean that all citizens have access to that service. “When projected as percentages per inhabitants the numbers are misleading and you’ll find a concentration of these mobile lines in major urban centers at the expense of more rural and more remote communities.”

Amarante, interviewed by the El Caribe media group, said Indotel is responding to the gap in service so that all citizens have access to all telecomm products.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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