ICE has taken great strides in strengthening the Internet speed in Costa Rica. This couldn’t have come at a better time, now that so many rely on the Internet for work and study due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The transfer of information between Costa Rican suppliers no longer relies on international connections. In the past, WhatApp messages from an ICE client to a Claro client, for example, had to go through an international exchange. This is no longer necessary if both parties are in the country.
This is thanks to the Traffic Exchange Point (IXP). This platform allows local Internet providers to exchange data traffic without it leaving the country. The data exchange is done at a common and technically neutral point. The country can now move 20 Gigabits per second instead of 12.
As the government’s telecommunication arm, ICE decided to focus on the well being of Costa Ricans, rather than competition among the telecommunications market. What’s most important is that everyone can work and study with the greatest speed and least latency possible.