Forum on the Opening of the Telecommunications Market

The event will take place next June 11 in Costa Rican and it is organized by Deloitte and the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The objective is to identify the key aspects in the process of liberalization of the telecommunications sector in Costa Rica, with special attention to the regulatory aspects upon which the Government and the Regulator will have to decide.

Thanks to the participation of interested potential operators, the Forum will provide the Government of Costa Rica, SUTEL and other stakeholders first hand information on the relevant aspects to be considered in the process of opening and subsequent liberalization of a modern and efficient ICT sector that will promote the country's ability to compete and succeed in being attractive to domestic and foreign investment, thus ensuring its sustainability and actualization.

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Costa Rican Congress passes bill to open telecoms

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A bill that opens telecommunications to competition passed its second and last reading in the Costa Rican Congress. The controversial bill forms part of the requisites for complying with the free trade agreement with the United States.

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Costa Rica: Mobile Competition Delayed

September 2009

A three month delay in the market opening process will prevent the entrance of competitors expected for mid 2010.

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Costa Rica: Informative Meeting on Mobile Telephony Frequencies

January 2010

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.

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