07/21/2016

 

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This page: Annual statistics of mobile and fixed telephony and fixed broadband in Costa Rica.

 


Official Name: Republic of Costa Rica
Capital: São José
Population: 4.978 millions (CEPAL 2015)
Currency: Costa Rican colón
Calling Code: +506

Regulatory Agency: ARESEP

Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos


 

 

The figure presents the evolution of public telephony and cellulars in Costa Rica. Source: ITU, ARESEP and ICE.

 

 

 

Thousands 2013 2014 2015
Mobile Accesses 7,112 7,020 7,536
Fixed Telephones 968 881 860
Broadband 485 516 559

Source: ITU

 

 

Densities 2013 2014 2015
Mobile Accesses 146.0 142.2 150.7
Fixed Telephones 19.9 17.8 17.2
Broadband 10.0 10.4 11.2

Source: ITU

 

 

Economics Indicators

 

Economic Data 2012 2013 2014 2015
GDP Billions U$$ 46.5 49.6 49.6 52.9
GDP Per Capita U$$ 9,989 10,520 10,389 10,936
Average Inflation % 4.5 5.2 4.5 0.8
Population (Millions) 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8

Source: FMI World Economic Outlook Database

 

 

Intituto Costarricense de Eletricidad (ICE) is the Operator of wireline and cellular (TDMA/GSM).

 

 

ICE: www.grupoice.com/esp/tele/index.html

 

 

Changes in Telecommunication Sector

Sutel, published in September of 2010, the edital that will break the monopoly of ICE, state-owned company that controls 100% of the telecom operations in Costa Rica.

 

About 5 companies are interested in offering mobile services in the country, Clable&Wireless, Telefônica, América Movil, Digicel and Millicom.

 

 

 

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