Costa Rica:Temporary regulations for telecommunications promoted

The transitional regulations would allow companies that interested in entering the market to start registration and authorization processes in order to provide services.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The proposal by the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (Minaet), is being reviewed in conjunction with the Regulatory Authority of Public Services (Aresep), according to the Minister of the Enivornment, Roberto Dobles.
The minister said that the provisional rules would apply only to those services that do not require a concession.

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Costa Rica: Opening of Cell Phone Market Delayed

October 2010

By not presenting the changes to the terms and conditions, Sutel has further delayed the process.

October 21st was the deadline for publication in the official journal for the corrections ordered by the Comptroller General of the Republic.

"Regulations require that changes be reported at least 15 days before receipt of offers, originally set for November 5th," according to the article in Nacion.com.

Costa Rica: Informative Meeting on Mobile Telephony Frequencies

January 2010

The Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel) will host an informative meeting with companies interested in obtaining a frequency for mobile telephony services.

The meeting will take place on January 18th, at 11 a.m. at Hotel Intercontinental in San José.

"George Miley, head of Sutel's council, explained that the meeting will be used to explain which public contest process will be used to auction mobile telephony frequencies to new operators", reported Nacion.com.

Costa Rica: Mobile Competition Delayed

September 2009

A three month delay in the market opening process will prevent the entrance of competitors expected for mid 2010.

Geroge Miley, president of the Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel), explained that the delay is due to a lack of definition on the frequencies to be used for installing private networks.

Entry Obstacles in the Telecommunications Market

February 2009

In Costa Rica, companies that try to enter the market complain about the requirements imposed by the Telecommunications Superintendent.

MiPunto publishes in its website: "The companies R&H International Telecom and Intertel Worldwide said that the requirements set by the Supervision of Telecommunications are "excessive,” after the regulating entity asked them for additional information in their proposals this week.

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