Regulator orders 107 cablecos to shut down

20 Jan 2006

Dominican Republic regulator Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones (Indotel) has ordered 107 unlicensed cable operators to cease operations within 30 days, according to BNamericas. The regulator claims to be on good terms with the companies but has warned that if they do not apply for legal concessions before 16 February they will be forcibly shut down. Indotel recently removed the requirement that all operating licences be put up for tender, enabling any company to apply for a concession.

Dominican Republic, Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Indotel)