Costa Rica: Undefined Telecom Interconnection Rates

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

Friday, November 12, 2010

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).

"The chairman of Sutel, George Miley, said the IRO will be ready at least 15 days before the 14th of December, date in which offers will be received. That deadline is Nov. 22nd," according to Nacion.com.

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Claro Appeals Against ICE - Telefónica Interconnection Agreement

August 2011

Claro has filed an appeal with the Costa Rican Superintendency of Telecomunitions denouncing the agreement.

The complaint filed by Claro asks the regulator to eliminate several articles of the agreement, which has already been signed, on the grounds that they contain monopolistic practices "in violation of the competitive regime."

ICE Withdraws Interconnection Claim

December 2010

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad said it withdrew the lawsuit in a conflict it has with Sutel.

The Financierocr.com refers to an ICE press release, which states that "the change in strategy responds to two documents issued by Sutel which changes the dynamics of action and resolutions."

Costa Rica: Tech Sector Concerned with Mobile Telephony Market Opening

November 2010

Businessmen expressed concern at recent actions taken by ICE.

"The concern focuses on the legal action filed with the Administrative Court to stop the decision of the Superintendence of Telecommunications (Sutel), which required ICE to lower interconnection prices to their networks for other telecommunications operators," says Elfinancierocr.com.

Costa Rican Telecom Regulator Orders Lower Interconnection Fees

November 2010

The regulator gave 10 days to state owned electricity company ICE to amend the interconnection fees.

The Superintendence of Telecommunications (Sutel) reduced the call termination fee on landlines to ¢3.63 ($ 0.01) per minute.

"Meanwhile, in the cellular network, the cost per minute is ¢ 17.95 ($0.04).

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