AVAILABLE SERVICES IN COSTA RICA

Costa Rica has developed a good domestic telephone service in terms of breadth of coverage. Under the terms of the US-Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), the state-run telecommunications monopoly is scheduled to be opened to competition from domestic and international firms, but has been slow to open to competition. Cable network services are widely available.

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DETAILS

With nearly 87% internet penetration rate by June 2019, Costa Rica is one of the most connected countries in Latin America. The incumbent operator holds a monopoly on fixed-line telephony and a 72% share in the mobile sector. Costa Rica’s broadband market is the most advanced in Central America, with the highest broadband penetration for this sub-region; however, broadband penetration does lag behind many South American countries.

TELECOMS MARKET

Costa Rica’s liberalised telecom industry has lately grown in all its sectors. Although the incumbent remains the dominant provider of fixed-line services, private regional operators are gaining relevance in the market of mobile services. Following a widespread trend in the industry, the number of fixed-lines have been falling for several years, although this decline has been alleviated by the use of VoIP services. Costa Rica’s broadband market is the most developed in Central America, featuring the highest penetration in this sub-region. However, not all regions have achieved the same development level, and the urban area around the capital, San José, has enjoyed most growth. The Telecommunications Superintendency (SUTEL) is the institutional watchdog for the telecom industry in Costa Rica.

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Since 2010, Costa Rica has enjoyed strong and stable economic growth. Various industrial and processed agricultural products have broadened exports in recent years, as have high value-added goods, including medical devices. Costa Rica’s impressive biodiversity also makes it a key destination for ecotourism. Foreign investors remain attracted by the country’s political stability and relatively high education levels, as well as the incentives offered in the free-trade zones. The US-Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), which became effective for Costa Rica in 2009, helped increase foreign direct investment in key sectors of the economy, including insurance and telecommunication. However, poor infrastructure, high energy costs, a complex bureaucracy, weak investor protection, and uncertainty of contract enforcement impede greater investment. Costa Rica’s economy also faces challenges due to a rising fiscal deficit, rising public debt, and relatively low levels of domestic revenue.

LOCAL PROVIDERS

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INCUMBENT OPERATOR

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (English: Costa Rican Institute of Electricity), also known as ICE, is the Costa Rican government-run electricity and telecommunications services provider. Following the Dominican RepublicCentral America Free Trade Agreement, the telecommunication market was opened to private companies, and other companies are now competing with ICE in the mobile market. In the telecom market it is currently operating under the Kölbi brand. In 2013, ICE pioneered the implementation of 4G technology in Central America using LTE technology.

DATACENTERS IN COSTA RICA

ADN Datacenters
ADN Datacenters
Saret Free Zone
1175 1200 Alajuela
Servers Lodge
Cyberfuel
Parque Empresarial FORUM
06155 Santa Ana

San Jose Data Center
Critical Colocation, S.A.
Av. 10, Calles 13 y 15
10101 San Jose

Rack Lodge
Rack Lodge Data Center
Second Floor Centro Colon Building, Suite 2-17
10000 San Jose

RackNation
RackNation
300s Rest Ilpomodor Plaza Roosevelt
9182100 San Pedro

Data Center Costa Rica
Data Center Costa Rica
Calle 3A, Avenida 15 San José B°Tournon.
10802 San Jose

Costa Rica Servers
Costa Rica Servers
Avenida 1, Calle 2
Apdo 6-1000 San Jose

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