Costa Rica: More Companies Show Interest in Telecommunications
There are 14 companies that have already requested authorization from the Telecommunications Superintendent to offer services.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Mercedes Agüero in an article in Nacion.com reported that some of the new applicants are: “Fibrotel SA, Karl del Este Investments, Publicidad and Internet Group Inc., Credit Car Services Ltd., Empresarios Limonenses Unidos (United Entrepreneurs from Limon) Agathrush and Call Me Way," and that "the Administrative Board of Cartago Electrical Services (JASEC) is also attempting to break into the telecommunications market with Internet and cable television services."
Through a document presented to Sutel, ICE withdrew its objections to the entry of competitors in the telecommunications market.
The Telecommunications Superintendency has authorized 125 cybercafés for providing internet access.
Costa Rica’s state-owned electricity and telecommunications provider has interfaced its network with Ticom and CallMyWay, two telecom companies offering VOIP services.
The first six companies to compete with state-run ICE in the telecommunications market have been authorized in Costa Rica.
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