In the short term, the company will offer data, TV and phone services through Internet, for home and office.
The announcement is made amidst a clash between RACSA and AMNET. RACSA provides Internet transport for AMNET cable customers.
"Racsa is an internet provider, and guarantees the continuity of its service without much paperwork. We maintain our commitment to provide a reliable, high availability service", stated Mario Estrada, Racsa's Marketing Director, for newspaper La Prensa Libre.
The "Border to Border" Fiber Optic Network is ready and it will avoid service interruptions and increase speed.
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) announced that the fiber optic network is already in operation. It "has a ring design in each area of the country to avoid service disruption if there is a rupture or loss of connection and to increase connection capacity or speed."
The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad has said that it plans to build a six-story building on land it owns in order to reduce current spending on renting offices.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE):
The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) plans to build a building which would house, in 2016, 610 members of staff currently located in ten different sites rented by the company in the greater metropolitan area.
A project by a subsidiary of the ICE Group, which aims to build network infrastructure capable of delivering digital content at speeds between 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps, has been approved.
The project, pending since 2008, endorses the building of the high speed internet network by Radiographic Costarricense (RACSA) .
Racsa Manager, Alberto Bermudez when interviewed by Elfinancierocr.com, referred to the contacts that the institution is making with the company Vía Europa to formalize a partnership in order to develop the project.
Costa Rica’s Banco Nacional denies that the $360 million trust to expand high-speed Internet has been cancelled.
Eduardo Doryan, head of the country’s state-owned electricity and telecommunications provider (ICE), had declared that without the trust, the high-speed internet investment was impossible, because an institution the size of RACSA could not possibly finance such a huge project.
The Superintendent of Telecommunications of Costa Rica estimates that it will deliver the first licenses to operate in the market in July.
The period specified by the Telecommunications Superitendent (Sutel) is consistent with the terms of the General Telecommunications Law, and it contemplates a resolution of all the objections to the admission of the different businesses presented by the Costa Rican Institute of Telecommunications (ICE) and RACSA.
6 public investment projects, including infrastructure and telecommunications, are ready to be securitized by Banco Nacional.
According to Nacion.com, "Juan Carlos Araya, deputy manager of the Bank, said the six initiatives have already been approved by the Comptroller General of the Republic, and only need to adjust the prospects of new regulations."
51% of the country’s internet users are willing to change providers if they receive tempting alternative offers.
As for mobile telephony, 36% of the clients say they don’t mind changing providers.
An article in Elfinancierocr.com discusses the findings of a survey conducted among Costa Ricans by the University of Costa Rica. It provides insights as to how will internet and mobile phone users behave when the telecom market opens to new competitors.
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.