Sutel highlights Costa Rican fibre expansion

19 Feb 2021

Costa Rica’s Superintendency of Telecommunications (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones, Sutel) has revealed that the country’s total fibre-optic infrastructure expanded 146.1% year-on-year in the twelve months to 30 June 2020, from 78,417km to 192,996km. Previously, fibre networks spanned just 68,226km as of June 2018. Federico Chacon, president of the Sutel board, commented: ‘Internet service users have demanded higher quality in telecommunications services, as a result of the conditions caused by the pandemic, and telecommunications companies have responded by expanding their fibre-optic networks. This allows better bandwidth and stability.’