Costa Rica: 4G Nationwide

The state run telecoms company has announced an investment of $20 million to expand the 4G mobile phone network by installing more base stations and other outdoor equipment.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) announced that it will allocate $19.9 million to improve and expand the capacity of the mobile phone network with 4G LTE technology, in an attempt to regain some of the market share that it lost since the elimination of its monopoly and opening up of the market to new competitors.

Construction will begin this year with the installation of 70 new sites which will be completed in 2016 making a total of 195 new sites. "

Work will include the installation of more exteriror base stations, improvements in the plant and the development of technology in "indoor" solutions, which involves the installation of equipment within buildings, to strengthen mobile phone coverage. "

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