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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: 5.0 millions
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 2016 2017 2018
Mobile Accesses 8,331 8,840 8,496
Fixed Telephones 827 843 -
Broadband 639 744 831

Source: ITU



Densities 2016 2017 2018
Mobile Accesses 170.0 178.6 169.9
Fixed Telephones 16.3 17.2 -
Broadband 13.0 15.0 16.6

Source: ITU





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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