Most of the digital voice traffic, including DMR, is being routed through hotspots. Yes, repeaters are passing along traffic, but most everyone is using a hotspot with an HT to communicate. This provides an inexpensive, very portable and easy way to communicate around the world. It's where VHF and UHF is going in the ham world, because maintaining and being able to afford repeater and tower sites has become expensive and difficult. You have access to wherever you want, when you want and you don't need a local repeater to do it. DMR, along with C4FM (Fusion) and DStar, is re-igniting VHF/UHF usage by hams.