Costa Rica: Changes to Mobile Telephony Bidding Rules

On November 10th the changes to the bidding rules were published in the official government newspaper.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Interested parties have until November 22nd to seek any clarification or file objections to the amendments published.

"As reported by the Superintendence of Telecommunications (Sutel), the main change relates to the process of direct concession of the microwave links, which now provide greater assurance to participants", published La Prensa Libre on their website.

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Costa Rica: Undefined Telecom Interconnection Rates

November 2010

The regulatory body has not yet approved the tariffs for interconnection with the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.

The Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel) published in the official newspaper the changes to the terms and conditions of the bid process but does not provide for Interconnection Reference Offer (IRO).

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: No Changes on Mobile Telephony Auction Schedule

October 2010

Despite changes to bid terms requested by the Comptroller General, the bid remains on schedule.

Elfinancierocr.com reports that George Miley, Chairman of Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel), stated, "Until we can evaluate the elements that will suffer changes we cannot say we are going to change the dates. Therefore, until otherwise stated, dates remain the same."

Costa Rica: Cell Phone Bid to Change

October 2010

The Comptroller General of Costa Rica, considering appeals filed by several companies, ordered changes.

Claims submitted by companies Cable & Wireless Costa Rica, Claro Costa Rica and Centennial Towers indicated the absence of key information, such as related to price caps (to end users), the cost of interconnection to ICE and fees to be paid to Sutel.

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