Costa Rica: Mobile Competition Delayed

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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.

"Said frequencies, state property, are the radio electric spaces on which wireless communications travel", reports

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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

Costa Rica: Cell Phone Competition by end of 2011

November 2010

December 14 is the deadline for reception of offers, but it won´t be until late 2011 that the market will finally be open to competition.

The Superintendent of Telecommunications, George Miley, described the process of allocating frequencies and the scheduled. The frequencies should be awarded by April 2011, four months after offers are submitted.

Costa Rica Publishes Draft Bidding Rules for Mobile Telephony

April 2010

This week, the telecommunications superintendence (SUTEL) will publish preliminary bidding rules for opening the telephony market.

George Miley, president of the board at Sutel, explained that this document will be available at the website of the Public Services Authority (ARESEP) for an entire month.

Democracy vs. Public Corporations

April 2013

The Costa Rica state telecom company is moving away from the purpose that justifies its existence and is impeding the exercise of the popular will in terms of the cellular market opening up.

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), after using every piece of legal chicanery imaginable to prevent the implementation of number portability, is now simply saying "I WONT SIGN", citing technical insolvency as its reason for not integrating the system that allows users to migrate from one cellular communication provider to another, while keeping their phone number.

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