Costa Rica is negotiating with South Korea the installation of a submarine cable to improve the Internet connection in the country and attract technological companies.
We are negotiating with Korea’s Ministry of Science and Technology the possibility of installing a submarine cable to bring Internet directly from the south of that country to Costa Rica,
said Marcelo Jenkins, Minister of Science and Technology.
10,500 kilometers are intended to be covered. However, that is not the only plan, because they are also working on a project to install another cable to communicate Limón with Europe.
The investment is around 350 to 400 million dollars. According to Jenkins, with both projects and with the submarine cables that are already connected to North and South América, Costa Rica would be a ‘digital hub’ connected to 3 continents.
The projects are also intended to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and to encourage technology companies to install their data centers in the country as did Apple and Google in Chile and Ireland, as explained by the minister.