The renovation of the billing system is a part of a set of modernization projects to prepare the company, up to now a monopoly, for the opening of the telecommunications market.
Carlos Cordero Perez wrote in an article on Elfinancierocr.com that "The entity had already tried to modernize its billing system with a migration project from the Corporate Customer Service System (SIMO) and the Integral Telephone Management system (Gitel) which only cost $6 million.
Amino will provide 38.000 set-top boxes to support ICE’s IPTV rollout.
The network operator plans to launch services in the first half of 2010, targeting up to 100,000 homes across the country. Amino will work closely with systems integrator ITS on the service rollout and will provide 38,000 units including its A125, A130M and A530 DVR (digital video recorder) STBs phased over the next two years.
ICE plans to join forces with a telecom in order to compete locally and in other countries of the region.
Eduardo Doryan , President of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, and Orlando Cascante, director of International Affairs, confirmed that the company, whom in the past had the monopoly of communications in Costa Rica, is looking for a partner with expertise in telecommunications to create an alliance that can compete effectively in the now open local market, and to initiate a process of internationalization by providing services in Central America.
In the tender to design and implement an electronic billing system for the Treasury, interested companies only have five working days in which to submit bids.
In a tender which requires, among other things, five years of experience in systems development, experience in project management and even a certificate from the Project Management Institute, Empresa de Servicios Público (ESPH) is only allowing five business days for interested companies to submit their proposals.
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