The communications sector in the Dominican Republic has been one of the most
dynamic sectors of the economy in recent decades. The country has expanded its
communications network, both in terms of infrastructure and in terms of new
The sector has maintained constant growth since the 1970's, as evidenced by
the following graph:
Evolution of the Communications Sector in the DR (1980-2005) -
Evolution of the Communications Sector in the DR (1980-2005)
- Millions of DR Pesos - Source: Central Bank of the Dominican Republic
The myriad businesses that operate in the DR's communications sector have had
to face competition from innovative market offerings of many products and services,
which has translated into a boom in the national phone system, in terms of mobile,
residential, and business services.
Postal communication has also seen strong improvement in the country. The Dominican
Republic uses a postal distribution system based on assigned zip codes,
has helped increase the efficiency of mail service throughout the country.