Verizon Dominicana to launch NGN services by late-2007/early-2008

23 Jun 2006

Verizon Dominicana, the largest telco in the Dominican Republic, plans to invest DOP151 million (USD4.57 million) to upgrade its fibre infrastructure to a next generation network (NGN), enabling faster voice, data and video services, as well as increased capacity. According to BNamericas, quoting an interview with the company’s marketing director Carlos Cuello, Verizon expects to be offering converged triple-play voice, data and video services within 18 to 24 months.

In April América Móvil struck a deal to acquire Verizon’s 100% interest in Verizon Dominicana for USD2.062 billion. The Executive Council of telecoms regulator Indotel has approved the deal, paving the way for the Mexican mobile group to take control of the Republic’s former monopoly operator within the next month.

Dominican Republic, Claro Dominicana (Codetel)