Costa Rican Telecoms Market Shakes Up
The upcoming publication of the conditions for the opening up of telecommunications leads operators to request clearer rules.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Telecommunication companies have asked Costa Rica's Telecommunications Regulator (SUTEL) to provide greater clarity in several areas including procedures for installing Radio Bases, interfacing with networks belonging to the state-owned electricity and telecommunications provider (ICE), and microwave communication.
America Movil (Claro) and Telefonica (Movistar) were the only ones to submit their cell phone service offerings.
The bidding rules for getting a mobile telephony frequencies will be published on February 5th.
The telecommunications monopoly that the government's Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) exercised for five decades has finally been overthrown.
At 24 days from reception of offers, Claro is the only company which has confirmed interest in participating in Costa Rica’s mobile telephony bidding process.
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