In Costa Rica the growing business is led by Tigo which has a 78% market share, Callmyway with 16%, Telecable with 5% and other companies with just 1%.
Recent studies by the Sutel show that the use of internet telephony has been making great strides. "While in the fourth quarter of 2010 there were 10 VoIP connections, two years later there were 18,144 such connections," explains Pablo Fonseca in Nacion.com.
Since June, the company is offering data services and corporate Internet for companies.
For now, the service will only be available for corporate customers located in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM).
"This investment was done in two phases. Firstly, $1.5 million were invested in optic fiber network infrastructure", reports Nacion.com. "... an additional $2 million will be spent in the next 10 months to extend the coverage to 65% of the country...".
Grupo ICE, composed of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) and its subsidiaries Radiográfica Costarricense (RACSA) and Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL), joined the Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies of Costa Rica (CAMTIC) as a strategic partner since June 2009.