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Nearly everyone has a cell phone in the DR

The president of the Dominican Telecommunications’ Institute (Indotel), José del Castillo Saviñón, revealed that 89 out of every 100 Dominicans have a cell phone, equivalent to 9.3 million people. He said that most of the mobile devices allow for Internet connections. He called this the base of the revolution that is supported by the government program, “Digital Republic”.

Being interviewed by Adriano Sánchez Roa on “Desafíos” on Digital 15 and Telemicro, Channel 5, he explained that “Digital Republic” would begin next year and would change everything leading to a positive effect on the economy, education, health, child development and would make it easier for users to carry out business.

Del Castillo Saviñón said that according to studies by the International Labor Organization (OIT), by the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (BID), for every 10% increase in Internet usage in the country, there is an increase of 3% in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a reduction of unemployment of around 2% and a consolidation of competitiveness of 1.9%.

He said that as part of Digital Republic program, 890 points across the country, including hospitals and parks, would become Internet hotspots offering free Wi-Fi.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

Oct 17, 2017

Category: DR News |

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