Huawei is already the No. 1 supplier to ICE

Chinese business has accumulated a total of $266 million in contracts with the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE).

Monday, February 9, 2009


With very aggressive pricing policies, Huawei has positioned itself in Costa Rica as the leader in the provision of networks and cellular telephone systems. This leadership position enhances its ability to obtain bids currently under way, such as for the 200 radio bases that ICE needs to acquire.

In an analysis of this competitive market, Carlos Lamb Pérez details in his article in that “Huawei has managed to position itself by taking advantage of a set of projects that were urgent for ICE and which provided an opening in the local telecommunications market. The awarding of bids to this Chinese firm started last November 12th, when the Comptroller's office approved the contract for the Voice IP system. Two months later, on the 11th of last January, Huawei was selected for the 3G network.”

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Three offers presented for 3G phones in Costa Rica

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Ericsson, Huawei and ZTE presented their offers today to the ICE for the third generation cellular network tender.

The Huawei Tecnologies offer was for $245.8 million, Ericsson presented an offer fro $340.9 million and ZTE Corp. for $446.9 million.

Huawei as well as ZTE presented the participation guarantee for $9 million and %6.7 million respectively. Ericsson presented ...

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