Codetel wins rural broadband project

18 Feb 2008

The Dominican Republic’s telecoms regulator Indotel has awarded fixed line operator Codetel a contract to install broadband infrastructure in rural areas, writes BNAmericas citing a watchdog statement. Codetel, a unit of Mexico’s America Movil chose not to accept a state subsidy of USD4.65 million and will finance the project independently. The project will provide telephony and internet access to approximately 1.5 million inhabitants and around 500 communities, mostly in the poorest areas of the country. Codetel aims to use a mix of UMTS, ADSL, Wi-Fi and WiMAX technologies for the project, and will decide where to apply each technology depending on the existing infrastructure it has present in each area.

Dominican Republic, Claro Dominicana (Codetel)