CHT Holdings Dominicana has unveiled a plan to boost broadband connectivity options in the Dominican Republic by leveraging the infrastructure of the Empresa de Transmision Electrica Dominicana (Dominican Electricity Transmission Company, ETED). In addition, the start-up confirms that it has secured indefeasible rights of use for capacity on one of the international submarine cables that lands at Punta Cana. Josemiguel Davila, CTO of CHT Holdings, commented: ‘By enabling CHT Holdings as a nationwide operator, we are taking a firm step towards fulfilling our mission: connecting the majority of Dominicans to the world, through the best technology and services, contributing to improve equal access to quality education in the country.’
Little is known about the newcomer, although TeleGeography notes that in July 2017 CHT Holdings signed a letter of intent (LoI) to acquire a majority interest in Servicios de Parabolica, Ingenieria Electronica y Communicaciones, a cable ISP located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. The cableco was said to own and operate a fibre-optic network in that part of the country, although no further details regarding the transaction ever emerged.