Less Red Tape for Mobile Phone Infrastructure in Costa Rica

The new regulation looks to simplify the procedures required to install telecommunications infrastructure.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The new regulation, published on September 8th, lists in only 20 articles the competences of the public organizations involved in the process.

One study by the Telecommunications Ministry determined that in order to install a telecommunications' tower, a company had to consult at least three Laws and attend to five different organizations.

In the new procedure " ... different types of infrastructure are defined and the various procedures in different organizations are well defined too", reported Elfinancierocr.com.

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ICE, Claro and Movistar are promoting their products and payment plans to corporate clients.

With various promotions and discounts, the main operators in the Costa Rican telecommunications market have begun competing for corporate customers that may want to integrate all their services with one provider.

Costa Rica: Opening of Telecom Market Moves Forward

October 2009

Market supervisor Sutel has already approved 32 companies offering Internet, VoIP and business networking services.

Advertising and promotions by the different companies will probably start around the end of 2009.

Additionally, there are 43 more companies pending authorization with Sutel.

Businessmen Demand Effective Cell Phone Opening

October 2011

Costa Rica businesses are insisting that they be granted the necessary permits for installation of cell phone towers that will enable quality communication services.

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After one year of competition in mobile communications, the changes that have taken place reveal a market that is different from how many expected.

The market transformation has been swift and contained surprising nuances. Cellular penetration swiftly exceeded 100%, while the use of mobile Internet exceeded forecasts.

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