With a menu whose presentation is an Internet service cheaper and faster, Radiographic Costarricense S. A. (ICE) went on the hunt for new customers.
The subsidiary of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) opened a pre-registration for interested clients in obtaining ultrafast connections and almost half the current cost.
In principle, Racsa would be able to offer 10 Mbps for $ 50 a month. Today the same connection costs almost $ 100 a month.
The first services would be available in December and, on a massive scale, in the beginning of next year.
This was raised by general manager Racsa, Orlando Cascante, during the official presentation of the agreement signed in August with the Swedish firm VíaEuropa.
In the activity participated the president, Laura Chinchilla, and much of her cabinet, as well as the founder of Via Europa, Jonas Birgersson.
Also attending, ICE officials and the Telecommunications (Sutel).
Chief Executive of the Institute, Teofilo de la Torre, said that starting this business with the Swedish partner, is expected to bring to the surface Radiográfica finances within 18 months.
For her part, Chinchilla lamented that it will take five years to sign the agreement with VíaEuropa, despite the benefits for the country and Racsa.
Racsa participated as a partner in the development of the first neutral network of high-speed Internet to be the country.
This is the equivalent of building a superhighway where things can circulate like all kinds of cars, provided they pay a toll to use it.
On this network can ride all providers of telecommunications services. This includes Racsa , it will use the network to offer Internet, triple play (VoIP, Internet and digital TV), among others.
De la Torre said the investment will be responsible of VíaEuropa and the final amount will depend on the demand for services.
The deployment of mega network, will according to demand. It is estimated that, to serve 10,000 customers, it must invest about $ 10 million.
Racsa will help with part of the network that is already deployed, as well as logistics and paperwork.