Technology and 4G mobile Data Consumption

Costa Rica is the regional leader in 4G data consumption through mobile devices and 4G networks.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

America Movil (Claro) and Telefonica (Movistar) agree that Costa Rica is the country with the highest data traffic in Central America, this is because it is the only country that does not charge for downloading data, but rather by the speed offered by providers.

According to data from Telefónica, Costa Rican users use a similar amount of data to all the users in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama put together.

According to Claro, Costa Rica is considered the "data downloader" par excellence. "The behavior requires a commercial offer linked to cell phones in the medium to high range, which allows browsing at faster speeds, said Carolina Sanchez, Coordinator of Institutional Relations of Claro Costa Rica to

Central America reports mobile penetration of 125%, 119% higher than that observed in Latin America at the end of 2013. In El Salvador and Guatemala penetration is 138%, in Costa Rica it is 128% and in Panama 180%. Meanwhile, in Honduras and Nicaragua it has still not gone over 100%, but it could do so in 2014.

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