Costa Rica Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Markets, Statistics and Analyses Report 2021 -

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DUBLIN, January 19, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Costa Rica - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses" report has been added to's offering.

Costa Rica's 5G mobile inches closer.

Costa Rica's Ministry of Science, Technology, and Telecommunications in November 2021 reiterated that it sought to recover 5G-suitable frequencies from the state-owned telco Grupo ICE. ICE's mobile business unit Kolbi holds 5G-suitable frequencies in several bands identified for 5G.

The government is pressing to have these blocks made available for 5G, with an auction expected in 2022. Grupo ICE faces not being paid compensation for the blocks which it will be asked to return, partly on the basis that the company had either failed to use them or had underused them.

Overall, the Costa Rican telecom sector in 2020 was underwhelming, with minimal growth in some areas while other market sectors experienced contractions. Two bright spots were the fixed broadband market, which continues to expand in size and performance: the length of the fibre network increased 56% in 2020, reaching 176,000km.

Broadband data speeds are also increasing dramatically, with most services now offering speeds greater than 10Mb/s. In the mobile broadband sector, the subscriber penetration rate approached 100% at the end of 2021.

Key Topics Covered:

Key Statistics

Regional Latin America Market Comparison

  • Market characteristics

  • Market Leaders

  • Market Challengers

  • Market Emergent

  • TMI versus GDP

  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration

  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

Country Overview

COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Telecom Sector

  • Economic considerations and responses

  • Subscribers

  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications Market

Regulatory Environment

  • Historical overview

  • Regulatory authority

  • Fixed-line developments

Mobile Market

  • Mobile statistics

  • Mobile data

  • Mobile broadband

  • Mobile infrastructure

  • Major mobile operators

Fixed-Line Broadband Market

  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

  • Other fixed-line broadband services

Fixed Network Market

  • Major network operators

Telecommunications Infrastructure

  • National telecom network

  • Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)

  • International infrastructure

  • Wholesale

Appendix Historic Data

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