Costa Rica: Cellular Frequencies Offers Revealed Today

Starting at 6:30 pm the financial bids submitted by Claro and Telefonica will be known.

Friday, January 7, 2011

In the presence of representatives from both companies, the Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel) will uncover the proposals.

La Prensa Libre published on its website: "representatives of the two mobile carriers must be present in case of a possible tie in order to immediately make a counteroffer, so the frequencies can be awarded."

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Costa Rica: Telefónica with the Best Financial Offer

January 2011

The Spanish company, with a $ 95 million offer, was the highest bidder entering the Costa Rican market.

With a $ 70 million minimum base for each band, Telefónica took the rights to the third block of frequencies, which are more attractive because they require less infrastructure investment.

Costa Rica: Mobile Frequencies on Auction on January 7th

January 2011

Telecom superintendent Sutel informed this to Claro and Movistar after reviewing their technical and financial bids.

George Miley, head of Sutel, explained that the auction of the three frequencies will be conducted 15 days ahead of schedule.

Miley told “Both companies concluded the technical, financial and legal review.

Costa Rica: Two Bids for Cellular Market

December 2010

America Movil (Claro) and Telefonica (Movistar) were the only ones to submit their cell phone service offerings.

By January 19th, 2011, the Evaluating Commission will open the bids and report to the Superintendence of Telecommunications (Sutel), after analyzing technical issues.

America Movil Appeal Dismissed

October 2011

The Mexican company will not be able to merge with Digicel unless it agrees to a condition to renouncen the use of 20 MHz of airwaves.

Regarding the ruling by Superintendencia de Competencia (SC), Daniel Choto writes in, "The reason for this precondition to allowing the merger of the operations of both companies is to maintain the current level of competition in the field of mobile phone companies in order to protect consumers' pockets, said the head of the SC, Francisco Diaz Rodriguez. "

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