Costa Rica: 10 IT Companies Sold the State $ 287 million

The 2010 list is lead by National Telecommunications and Networking Company CMW with $ 58 million.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Second place goes to Oracle with $ 48 million, followed by Ericsson AB with $ 28.5 million and Unisys of Central America in fourth place with $ 25 million.

According to the Integrated Contract Information System of the Comptroller General of the Republic, "the entity which drove these purchases was the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the only current mobile operator in the local market since the start of operations by Claro and Telefonica is expected only during the second half of 2011," informed IT NOW on their website.

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5 companies quit the bidding process for the 3G contest in Costa Rica

July 2008

Five of the companies with most possibilities of getting the project decided not to participate in the international bidding process.

The companies stated that participating on the project with the current conditions involves a high degree of risk.
These companies are ZTE Corp, Huwaei Technologies, Ericsson Costa Rica, Continex S.A. (Samsung distributor), and Nokia Siemens Network.

Costa Rica: Pre-Paid Cell Phones Continue On Hold

February 2009

The Comptroller’s Office of the Republic ordered ICE to analyze if the price offered by Huawei Technologies would permit it to comply with the contract.

Esteban Oviedo in an article of Nacion.com writes: "The controlling institution revised the order passed last Monday, when they annulled the awarding of the contract to the Chinese company.

Telecoms Fined for Anti-Competitive Practices

July 2012

In Costa Rica the Commission to Promote Competition has fined Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and Continental Continex for "obviously anticompetitive conduct."

Faced with a complaint lodged by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the Commission to Promote Competition (COPROCOM) at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, fined each company $236 thousand, for "obviously anticompetitive conduct."

Costa Rica´s Comptroller will Process Claims from Phone Companies

September 2010

The claims were presented by three companies, involve the bases and terms which will regulate the cell phone market in Costa Rica.

This service has been a government monopoly for decades.

Cable & Wireless, Claro and Centenia Towers, have been summoned to a verbal hearing to take place September 30th.

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