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Second biggest telecom (the Altice group) will invest US$138.0M in 4G grid

Santo Domingo.- The Altice group, which operates telecoms Orange and Tricom in Dominican Republic, on Wednesday said it will invest RD$6.2 billion (US$138.0 million) this year to install next-generation infrastructure with a fiber optic and mobile convergent network to provide higher speed broadband to local customers and democratize the service.

Altice is the country´s second biggest telecom, after the Mexico-based Claro.

Altice COO Michel Combres stressed Dominican Republic´s importance for that company in the Caribbean and Latin America, and their investments in the local market signal their confidence in the country’s development.

Combres spoke in a meeting with journalists and opinion leaders, outgoing country manager Abdelhakim Boubazine and his replacement Martin Roos.

Roos said this year´s investment will extend their network to 500 kilometers to connect 200,000 homes with a speed of 100 Mbps, H-D TV and digital voice (triple play) to reach more cities and places where that technology isn’t available.

He said the 4G LTE mobile network will also be expand to every city nationwide to complete the national coverage and the expansion of 3G + to cover 90% of the population. “This is about an increase of 250 new antennas creating the most robust network for smartphones.”

Source: DT

Jan 28, 2016

Category: DR News |

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