Change in Internet TV Adjudication in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) awarded ITS the Internet TV bid which had previously been awarded to Huawei.

Friday, March 20, 2009

According to the article published in elfinancierocr.com, the project had been awarded to the Chinese company Huawei on January 23 because it made the lowest bid ($15.5 million).
The article then stated: "The recommendation to award the award of the bid to ITS (ITS Servicios de Infocomunicación SA) was sent to the bids area of the ICE's supply director last March 13. This bid has a cost of $26 million."

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Costa Rica: ICE Will Offer Internet Television

November 2009

The General Comptroller of the Republic authorized the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) to offer television via Internet.

The comptroller approved a contract between ICE and 'ITS Servicios de Infocomunicación' to acquire the technological platform.

"This service, dubbed IPTV, comprises sending a digital TV signal through the same broadband connection users have in their homes or offices", explains Nacion.com.

ICE Hires Amino For IPTV in Costa Rica

February 2010

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.

Costa Rica: Racsa To Offer "Triple Play" Services

August 2009

In the short term, the company will offer data, TV and phone services through Internet, for home and office.

The announcement is made amidst a clash between RACSA and AMNET. RACSA provides Internet transport for AMNET cable customers.

"Racsa is an internet provider, and guarantees the continuity of its service without much paperwork.

Tender for IPTV and VOIP Solutions for $3.3 million

August 2012

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad is inviting bids for solutions for quality and experience of its IPTV, VOIP, and Mobile Services.

The state run Costa Rican Electricity company, known as ICE, located in San Jose and with the legal identity No. 4-000-042139-02, is inviting bidders to participate in Tender No.

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