Dominican Republic looking towards 5G auctions

Dominican Republic looking towards 5G auctions

The Dominican Republic’s president Luis Abinader has called for the country’s regulator to begin tendering for 5G spectrum.

In a press conference at the Presidential Palace, Abinader said: “We want to develop a deployment plan for 5G technology and broadband unprecedented in our history, a level leap towards hyperconnectivity that will change the future of our country.”

As reported by CommsUpdate, Abinader also issued a new decree enshrining the right of Dominican citizens to access broadband technology – a pledge made to ensure that connectivity is available even in dire circumstances such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Regulator Indotel (Dominican Telecommunications Institute / Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones) claims on its website that “the implementation of 5G…is estimated to come into effect in January 2021.”

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