Authorization of Telecommunications Companies in July
The Superintendent of Telecommunications of Costa Rica estimates that it will deliver the first licenses to operate in the market in July.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The period specified by the Telecommunications Superitendent (Sutel) is consistent with the terms of the General Telecommunications Law, and it contemplates a resolution of all the objections to the admission of the different businesses presented by the Costa Rican Institute of Telecommunications (ICE) and RACSA.
Telecommunications companies in Costa Rica will have time to request authorization to operate until June 30.
A new mobile phone operator could enter the market in February 2010. The cartel will be published between June and September 2009.
Foreign visitors to Costa Rica have "absolutely no chance" of obtaining a temporary cellphone through official channels, according to Anabel Zumbado, client services manager of the Costa Rican Residents' Association.
The first reading of a bill to open up Costa Rica's telecommunications market was approved by legislators at the second time of asking.
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