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Wednesday, October 07, 2020

New management at head of Indotel wants to increase demand for quality in expansion of services

This was stated by its Executive Director, Julissa Cruz Abreu. In dialogue with Convergencialatina, she analyzed the current situation of the entity, the connectivity problems in areas of the Interior and the goals of the National Spectrum Policy, with a horizon to 2030.

On August 16, Luis Abinader took office as the new president of the Dominican Republic amid the Covid-19 pandemic. With him, authorities of state entities and agencies were renewed, such as the Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones (Indotel) (Telecom regulator): it is now presided over by Nelson Arroyo, replacing Nelson José Guillén Bello, and upon his arrival he appointed Julissa Cruz Abreu as Executive Director.

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