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Following increasing broadband demand driven by over-the-top (OTT) consumption and growing IPTV services, Costa Rica’s ICE has selected Telia Carrier’s backbone to boost fibre access.

telia carrier 24 january 2018The state-owned telco and one of the largest over-the-top (OTT) operators in Central America will use the fibre backbone of the Swedish company to provide dedicated Internet access to its customers.

Through the agreement, ICE, which is deploying IPTV and convergent services in Costa Rica, will be able to launch the first 100G IP transit services in the country, claims Telia Carrier.

“ICE is poised to become the leading provider of Internet and mobile telephony in Costa Rica, offering advanced solutions and robust networks that allow companies to project an extensive range of intelligent services,” said German Sanchez, head of the infrastructure division at the public telco. “Working with a leading Tier-1 Internet provider such as Telia Carrier assures our customers a direct, secure connection to Internet access with lower latency.”

Telia Carrier’s global backbone reaches the most important gateway for Central America, the Maya-1 Cable system. Together with the company’s IP transit services in the US, this system will play an important role in supplying the demands of ICE.

ICE has climbed to the next level in the market by connecting its Internet backbone to Telia Carrier’s 100G services. This capability marks an important step in meeting the growth of market demand and ensuring the development of telecommunications in Costa Rica,” added Edison De Leon, regional director of Latin America and the Caribbean for Telia Carrier.