Radio frequency interference problem Between Haiti and Dominican Republic
Radio frequency interference has been going on for a long time and was never addressed between Haiti and Dominican Republic. There is an effort now in place to see how this problem can be addressed.
Like most other developing countries, radio reaches the maximum audience in Haiti. There are more than 300 radio stations believed to broadcast throughout the country. Similarly the radio history in Dominican republic dates back to the 1926. The first FM transmissions in DR began in 1967 and today in a crowded spectrum, it has 235 FM (Frequency Modulation) stations and more than 155 AM (Amplitude Modulation) stations. Recently, The Instituto Dominicano De Telecomunicaciones (INDOTEL) that oversees DR's telecommunication market had high level discussions with its Haitian counterpart, the National Telecommunications Council (Conatel) . They have decided to investigate and find solutions to their issues of common interests like radio frequency interference and other illegalities committed in villages along the border between the two countries. Such interferences are, not only affecting radio services alone, but telephone, and TV communication services are disrupted as well. The outcome of the discussions of these two regulatory authorities will be transformed into an agreement, signed and endorsed by the presidents of the two entities on a later date.« Previous · Next »