More Fiber Optic Investments in Panama

Columbus Networks will invest $2 million to lay 100 km of fiber optic cable underground in Panama City.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The company plans to install a cable line that will run under the Southern Corridor road. It also owns the fiber optic cable known as ‘Arcos’, and has an ownership stake in another major communications cable, the one called Maya.

Four major underwater communication cables pass through Panama: Maya, Arcos, South America Cables and Pan American Crossing. printed statements by José Hernández, CEO of the company: “In addition to offering bandwidth to other companies, we’ll enter a new business: corporate phone landlines”.

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Costa Rica: Two High-Speed Networks?

September 2012

If the announcements made become a reality, there will be two fiber optic networks providing households with access to broadband digital services, with a subsidiary competing with its parent company.

An article in reports on the characteristics of both projects:

Multiservice Optical Fiber Network in Costa Rica

August 2012

The state run company RACSA has signed a contract with the Swedish company Vía Europa in order to provide optical fiber multiservices, including very high-speed Internet.

Under the agreement, the company Vía Europa will construct, operate and maintain the infrastructure for a fiber optic network and manage the services market.

Neutral Fiber Optic Network Project Canceled

November 2011

Racsa has rejected a proposal by the Swedish company Via Europa to build a fiber optic network for homes in Costa Rica, which would be open to all Internet service providers.

An announcement by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) about its project, Range, to build a network to provide connections to the Internet via fiber optic and copper lines, seems to be the reason for the abandonment of this similar project driven by Radiográfica Costarricense (RACSA) .

Fiber Optic to Homes in Costa Rica

August 2011

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) .