The bidding process will begin with a public event to be held at the Hotel Real Intercontinental.
"Daniele Tricarico, analyst for British firm Informa Telecoms & Media, states that the growth potential for Costa Rica's cellular market makes it an attractive investment. However, the lack of a transparent business practices could undermine the charm for investors," reports El Financiero on its website.
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 Nacion.com.
The process to publish the bidding rules for auctioning several frequencies of the radio spectrum to mobile phone operators is on hold since February.
Sutel, the country’s telecommunication superintendence, explained they are waiting for the government to send the National Frequency Distribution Plan (which modifies the definition of microwave frequencies).