Costa Rica: Frequency Concessions Registry

The new SUTEL called the concessionary companies of radio and television frequencies to be registered at the National Registration of Telecommunications.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

As Leticia Vindas reports in Elfinancierocr.com, "This registration is of a public nature and should contain all the information relevant to the concessions, contracts and usage given to the radio spectrum. Furthermore, the concessions and authorizations granted for the operation of telecommunications networks and services, the transfers of concessions and contracts, the frequency concessions of radio and television broadcasting, prices, policies and standards of quality, among others, should be recorded."

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Costa Rica: Use of Radio and Television Frequencies Reorganized

August 2015

45 more days have been granted for operators of frequencies assigned temporarily under the previous legislation to formalize the award and move to other bands in order to allocate current telecommunications services.

The proposal to extend the term given by the Department of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (Micitt) aims to complete the transition of broadcasters who have not yet formalized concessions under the new legislation.

Costa Rica: Radio and Television Frequencies Underutilized

November 2014

While mobile and internet operators are asking for more spectrum, concessionaires of radio and television are under utilizing the frequencies assigned to them.

The Superintendency of Telecommunications said radio and television concessionaires are under utilizing the spectrum frequencies assigned to them.

Proposal to Extend Use of Frequencies to 20 Years

April 2011

The current lifetime of radio and television frequency licenses in Guatemala is 15 years.

Guatemala's congress has set up a committee to look into an initiative to reform the country's general telecommunications law, which will also need to be reviewed by Communications, Transport and Public Works and Public Finance committees.

Fees for Radio Broadcasters in Costa Rica

February 2011

Any natural or legal person assigned a frequency must now pay a fee.

This payment must be made regardless of whether the frequency is used or not.

"This includes, for example, security companies, public or private transportation fleets which use broadcasting services," informed Nacion.com. "Also required to pay are amateur radios and telecommunications companies."

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