PRESS RELEASE

ICE increased the 4.5G network by 600% during the last seven months

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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August 16, 2017

Since the launch of the new 4.5G mobile technology - in December of the previous year - and until today, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has increased the number of installed solutions by 600%.

The deployment of infrastructure has been aggressive and its growth has occurred simultaneously throughout the country. San José is the province with the highest number of installed solutions of this type and is followed by Guanacaste, which, due to its tourist profile, generates a large amount of data traffic.

" kölbi has been known for being the leading operator and offering the latest in technology, as demonstrated by the launch of the 4.5G network, which prepares us to move forward with the launch of the 5G network in the future," said Luis Roberto Hernández , director of the Telecommunications Products and Services Unit of ICE.

Currently, kölbi customers can reach speeds of up to 100 megabits per second on their mobile devices, under optimal network conditions and with a terminal that supports this capacity.

German Sanchez, director of the ICE Telecommunications Infrastructure Unit, explained that the broad coverage achieved by the Institute in 4.5G technology is the result of "we are building structures in places where only ICE could impact. our customers can enjoy all the benefits that mobile telephony offers. "

Together, kölbi has the fastest 3G and 4G networks in the country, according to the latest report to June this year of Open Signal, the official measurement tool of the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SUTEL).

Some communities outside the GAM with 4.5G coverage of the ICE

• Fortuna de Bagaces.

• Montezuma.

• Sámara

• Sixaola.

• Green Mount.

• The Fortune of San Carlos.

• Juan Viñas.

• Tilarán.

• Siquirres.

• Golfito.

• Puerto Cortés.

• Upala.

• Cajón de Pérez Zeledón.

This press release was published in English using an automated translation system