The Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE) through its commercial brand Kolbi, will begin offering this January mobile telephone networ service of 4.5G, with capacity of up to 200Mbps as part of its strategy to stay up to date with the latest technology and compete with companies like Claro and Movistar.
In areas were 4G network is available right now, the upload and download speeds in theory reach 25Mbps and 100Mbps respectively; with the new network (4.5G) the capacity doubles (50 Mbps to 200 Mbps). Clients must have devices that are compatible with this technology to be able to benefit from it.
During the past months the company has been working on the development, trials and tests to ensure that the connection is faster and more stable.
“Our clients will feel a positive change when they navigate through pages of high demand such as social networks, Netflix and platform with multimedia content in general”, stated German Sanchez, chief of the Infrastructure Division of ICE.
ICE has tripled the radio bases in every province to offer better coverage to its clients in both data and voice services, while the 3G service grew by 30% in the number of access or connection spots.
According to ICE they are already working on the platform and strategy for the arrival of 5G which is expected to be ready by 2020.