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Haiti Telecommunications 

Land lines and fax lines are not available since the 2010 earthquake. Desk phones work with SIM cards. Various mobile phone providers are present in country, which made the sector a competitive market with relatively low prices for the users. UN Agencies and MINUSTAH are using also radio communication equipment, and so do most of the NGOs in order to comply with security rules. Many internet service providers are also present in country, and satellite and microwave connections are available. Most of the providers gain access to the net through the Dominican Republic or via satellite

For  information on Haiti Telecommunications contact details, please see the following link: 

4.2.8 Haiti Additional Service Provision Contact List

Telephone Services

Is there an existing landline telephone network?

(Yes / No)

No

 

Does it allow international calls?

(Yes / No)

 

n/a

On average, number and length of downtime periods

For mobile operators in average – 15% downtime

Mobile phone providers (List)

DIGICEL, Voila, Hainet, NATCOM

Estimated availability and coverage

(Approximate percentage of national coverage)

Approx. 80% of country coverage

Telecommunication Regulation

The only regulating body for telecommunications is Conseil National des Télécommunications (CONATEL)

Regulations

Regulations on usage or import of:

Yes / No

Regulating Authority

Satellite

Yes

CONATEL

HF Radio

Yes

CONATEL

UHF/VHF/HF radio: handheld, base and mobile

Yes

CONATEL

UHF/VHF repeaters

Yes

CONATEL

GPS

 

 

VSAT

Yes

CONATEL

Individual Network Operator Licenses Required

  • CONATEL

Frequency Licenses Required

  • CONATEL

Existing Humanitarian Telecoms Systems

The Humanitarian Telecom System is mostly based on the WFP radio network. WFP in its function of Emergency Telecommunication Cluster lead manages radio rooms throughout the country, allowing full coverage for Humanitarian Organizations (UN and NGOs). The system is being integrated with MINUSTAH's radio network in order to increase collaboration and coverage in case of an emergency.

Existing UN Telecommunication Systems

Organisations 

UNDP

WFP

UNICEF

IOM

OCHA

MINUSTAH

VHF frequencies

No

Yes (24)

No

No

No

Yes (UHF)

HF frequencies

No

Yes (28)

No

No

No

Yes

Repeaters

(Locations)

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes (UHF)

VSAT

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

For  information on Haiti Telecommunications contact details, please see the following link: 

4.2.8 Haiti Additional Service Provision Contact List