Costa Rica will begin flirting with 5G mobile communication technology this year, the technology that will allow digital procedures, video surveillance with artificial intelligence, intelligent lights, intelligent public transport, among other benefits

“Once the proof of concept is finished, we will focus on the selection of complete technology in all its extremes to implement it; it will take us to 2021 to make the transition and evolution to 5G ”, explained Suzeth Rodríguez, director of operations of Racsa. La Republica

Kölbi and Claro will begin testing for the transition of their 4.5 or Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile networks.

Grupo ICE, which operates under the trademark Kölbi, will begin testing at the Moin Container Terminal of APM Terminals, in Limón, with equipment developed by Huawei, Nokia, and Telrad.

Through this plan, the main Costa Rican port will be equipped with the latest technology to optimize its operation and strengthen security.

Claro (América Móvil) began testing 5G technology in several Latin American countries since last year and hopes to take the first steps of technical tests in Costa Rica this year.

“The implementation of 5G is among the plans for the evolution of América Móvil in the region and the tests are already being carried out in Puerto Rico,” Luis Iván Ortiz, engineering manager at Claro Costa Rica.

What is the difference between 4G and 5G?

It promises mobile data speeds that far outstrip the fastest home broadband network currently available to consumers. With speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second, 5G is set to be as much as 100 times faster than 4G. Low latency is a key differentiator between 4G and 5G. … 5G will be able to fix bandwidth issues.

Although the 5th generation of cellular technology, 5G, may improve our day to day lives, some consumers have voiced concern about potential health hazards. Many of these concerns are over 5G’s use of the higher energy millimeter-wave radiation. “… It’s ionizing radiation that is dangerous because it can break chemical bonds,” reports livescience.com.