Mobile services in decline in the Dominican Republic - The Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Indotel) warns that the quality of cell phone services in the Dominican Republic is declining. Jose Rafael Vargas, president of Indotel, said the office plans to conduct an in-depth study with foreign consultants to examine the quality of mobile communications and the Internet networks to establish what actions and corrections are needed to be made, as reported in Hoy.
Vargas, who has been elected as senator for Espaillat (Moca), warned that there has been deterioration in the country's mobile services. He made the comment when calling it "one of the dark points" in the celebration of the 15 years of Internet service in the DR.
"We have gone from having one of the best communication networks to one of the worst communication networks; that is the threat, and the great challenge, that is the dark side of what we celebrate today," he said.
He commented that the decline in the quality of the service threatens competitiveness.
Last week, Andres Vanderhorst, executive director of the National Competitiveness Council, also warned that the country's business sector is suffering because many companies depend on quality communications and this had been part of the national competitiveness strategy until the decline in quality that is now raising concerns.
"The DR is suffering from a serious problem in the quality of its mobile services that threaten the competitiveness of the country in its whole," he said during his keynote speech at a cocktail reception at the Hotel Jaragua to celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of the Internet to the country.
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