FAST, PRACTICAL

and effective communication

HISTORY

OF RACSA

1920
Wireless telegraphy and telephony are declared public services
1921
An authorization was issued to both engineers to establish the Compañía Radiográfica Internacional de Costa Rica
1922
The exploitation of these services is conceded to the engineers José Joaquín Carranza Volio y Ricardo Pacheco Lara
1945
An extension is provided to the company for 25 years for the exploitation of services
1964
The government grants an indefinitely power to the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad to exploit the telecommunication services
1964

ICE and Compañía Radiográfica Internacional de Costa Rica established a partnership
named Radiográfica Costarricense, S.A. (RACSA), for a thirteen year term

1974
RACSA offers fully automated telex services
1975
ICE buys out all stock from RACSA and becomes the sole owner.
1977
RACSA’s concession was extended for another 10 years
1985
Concession is once more extended for another 10 years as of 1988. During this decade RACSA introduces to the local market novel telecommunications services, such as RACSAFAX for the transfer of written information, and RACSAPAC (Public Data Network X.25) to provide communication services and at Central American level
1991
RACSA inaugurates RACSASAT, a satellite tele-port, beginning a new era in digital corporate communications. RACSA offered satellite communications through services such as RACSALINK, fiber optic rings, RACSARID Y RACSANET, allowing the development of high efficiency networks and favoring the establishment of technological companies in the country
1992
The Legislative Assembly extends the social term to Racsa for 25 more years
1994

RACSA starts commercializing the internet service.

1999
Satellite Tele-port RACSA-Zurquí is inaugurated, allowing international connection of RACSA services via satellite
2003
A second international connection is inaugurated. Submarine fiber optic cable Arcos 1, assuring a better connectivity
2007
RACSA offers WiFi free internet in various locations throughout the country, as part of their social commitment to reduce digital accessibility and to democratize the internet service
2008
RACSA contracts a link with the international submarine fiber optic global crossing across the pacific, ocean to have another point of connectivity with the United States of America
2010
Cloud platform services are offered, allowing RACSA clients to Access the latest technology and software remotely. At the same time, RACSA takes over sales, edition, printing and distribution local telephone books, and offers a broad variety of related information systems. Currently: RACSA is focused on being Innovative Company of Costa Rica, contributing with “specialized solutions” to the market, including Government, municipalities, Credit Unions, SMB’s, residential and corporate markets, with cutting edge technology and world class services