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Costa Rican Provider ICE Chooses Telia Carrier to Empower their Broadband Internet Access in Central America


Telia Carrier Service Allows ICE to Provide Customers with the
Region's Highest Standards of Protection

Costa Rica's state-owned telecommunications provider, the Instituto
Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE)
, and Telia
today announced that ICE has selected Telia Carrier's global
fiber backbone to provide dedicated Internet access to its customers in
Central America. ICE, the largest over-the-top (OTT) operator in Central
America and the number one retail ISP in Central America and the
Caribbean (Dyn IP Transit Intelligence Jan 2018), is experiencing
growing demand for broadband services. Gaining access to Telia Carrier's
leading tier-1 Internet backbone will enable ICE to launch the first
100G IP Transit services for their operation in Central America.

"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
of ICE Group
. "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, and the flexibility they need to
grow, as well as more capacity than they need."

Telia Carrier's global backbone, which is built on a redundant
architecture, reaches the most important gateway for Central America,
the Maya-1 Cable system. This system, together with Telia Carrier's IP
Transit services in the U.S., play an important role in supplying the
demands of ICE. The new solution includes Distributed Denial of Service
(DDoS) protection, which ICE can count on to provide the highest
standards of protection to its end customers and their business critical

"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," said
Edison De Leon, Regional Director of Latin America and the Caribbean for
Telia Carrier
. "By providing DDoS protection integrated with our IPT
services, we also provide ICE´s end customers with an inherently high
level of protection against malicious attacks."

Telia Carrier's global fiber backbone has grown organically, without
acquisitions, and was the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and
North America. It was also the first network to successfully transmit 1
Tb/s in super channels on its U.S. network. According to Dyn Research's
global backbone rankings, The company's global IP backbone, AS1299, is
currently ranked as number one. Telia Carrier's rapid growth and
ascension through the rankings was highlighted in Dyn's ‘Baker's Dozen'
report. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more
than 230
Points of Presence (PoPs)
 across Europe, North America, Asia and the
Middle East, including more than 80 PoPs in North America alone.

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About Telia Carrier

Telia Carrier owns and operates one of the world's most extensive fiber
backbones. Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure
and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to
execute their most critical activities. By working close to our
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