Telecable de Tricom has commercially launched 4G LTE services on the local market. For the Dominican Republic, this promises the fastest network connectivity for mobile communications. 4G LTE is currently the fastest 4G available.
In theory, 4G LTE should be fast enough to stream Internet videos without having to endure buffering, and potentially allows users to download HD videos in a matter of minutes. Tricom marketing director Rafael Melo says that the connection speeds will be 50-70 MB, adding that Tricom provides the largest 4G LTE coverage in the country. He explained that customers can access Tricom’s 4G LTE network using a USB modem or MiFi device, in combination with prepaid or postpaid data tariffs.
The network will initially cover the National District, the Santiago metropolitan area, Haina, La Romana, Casa de Campo, Bayahibe and San Cristobal, to be gradually expanded across the country by year-end. To access the new network, a 4G-enabled phone is required.