Costa Rica
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ICE, RACSA and One Web sign letter of intent to offer broadband satellite internet

Bnamericas Published: Friday, November 11, 2022

ICE press release

This is an automated translation of the original press release issued in Spanish

ICE, RACSA and One Web signed on the afternoon of this Thursday, November 10, during the tour carried out by Government Authorities in Guanacaste, a letter of intent to offer high-speed satellite internet – with one of the world's main low-earth orbit networks in hard-to-reach areas of the country.

The signing took place at the One Web ground station in Costa Rica, located in the canton of Cañas. Other similar stations of this company are located in Brazil, Martinique, Chile and Colombia.

The approach will allow the development of infrastructure to provide connection to both the public and private sectors, as well as mass customers, educational centers and community organizations. The low orbit service provides lower latency – less waiting time – and higher bandwidth.

The signing of the letter – which has a one-year scope – was in charge of Luis Diego Abarca, ICE Telecommunications Manager; Mauricio Barrantes, general manager of RACSA, and Ronald Pacheco, general manager of Telespace Satellite , a company that markets One Web services in Costa Rica.

“The agreement is national in scope; we have even included Cocos Island. The digital divide is not only experienced in rural areas or remote from the center of the country. Due to the topographical conditions of Costa Rica, we may have connection difficulties even in the GAM, and the satellite solution offers us the answer”, explained Abarca.

For his part, Barrantes indicated that “signing this commercial alliance with one of the main low-orbit satellite constellations with a global reach is a historic milestone for our companies. We positioned ICE and RACSA in a new context at the national and international level in terms of telecommunications”.

In addition to its nationwide experience with the deployment of fiber optics and 3G , 4G and 4.5G networks , Grupo ICE has extensive experience in satellite connections since the 1980s. The agreement with One Web guarantees access to almost 650 high-performance satellites , even with scope in marine territories.

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