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Latin American telecoms services provider IBW has launched a WiMax network in Costa Rica, initially covering capital San José's greater metropolitan area, regional press reported.
The network, branded as Japi, operates in the 2.3 GHz band, offering mobile broadband with speeds ranging from 1.5-4 Mbps, with prices from US$35 to US$110 per month.
IBW is also offering a fixed-line internet option with a downlink speed of up to 6 Mbps.
The company has deployed 44 base stations and will grow to 52 in the initial phase. The network is expected to be expanded to rural areas by year-end.
In September 2009, broadband wireless networking systems developer DragonWave won the ethernet backhaul contract for IBW's WiMax business services in Costa Rica.
IBW has presence in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica.