Costa Rica’s state telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is anticipating the launch of 4G technology for voice in the first quarter of the new year. Currently only active is data transfer via Datacards or tablets that are LTE-compatible.
The launch comes several months after the pilot, during which the company worked with individual and business customers in various locations west and east of the Greater Metropolitan Area.
According to ICE, thanks to the new technology, customers will have access to internet at speeds of 10 Mbps. ICE has introduced the Ultra Month 15 GB plan, with speeds at up to 10 Mbps, with 30 days’ access for a price of ¢48,000 (US$96) monthly, as well as Ultra Month 6 GB, also at up to 10 Mbps, with 30 days’ access costing ¢27,000 (US$54) monthly.
The 4G service (for data transfer only) is available in 110 districts