Costa Rica News – Costa Rica may soon be going 4G. Costa Rican Electricity Institute announced this morning that next month they will begin a pilot program with the 4G network.
For this program they will contact customers to the east of San Jose (Tres Rios, San Pedro and Curridabat) and to the west of San Jose (Santa Ana, Escazu, Pavas and La Sabana). These customers will be given a datacard to try the service so free.
The 4G network will allow faster Internet speed for online gaming, streaming and data transfer or relocation.
The plan is that in August the service will be launched commercially. ICE will then announce packages and rates, and published in the site adn 90.7 FM .
Jaime Palermo, Manager Client division ICE, explained that the customers will now have terminals that run on the 4G network 4 and will launch new plans for them to use this network.
The smartphones that currently marketed by mobile operators in Costa Rica only work with the 3G network.
According to the announcement released this morning, ICE expects by the end of the year to cover the greater metropolitan area and the provincial capitals.