MACH wins contract with I.C.E. of Costa Rica

MACH, the provider of effective and reliable business processes to optimise roaming profitability, today announced that I.C.E. (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad). Costa Rica has moved from VeriSign to become a new MACH client.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The relationship is a significant alliance that represents MACH's continued growth and burgeoning ties with Latin America, a dynamic region that holds approximately 12% of GSM technologies worldwide. Currently, there are more than 300 million Latin American GSM subscribers with more than 30 million new customers in Q4 2007. Mobile phone penetration is 61%, compared to 18% penetration for fixed lines and only 4% for Internet connections, making GSM the predominant way of communication.

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Roaming rates Transparency

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Mobile Operators to Help Consumers Better Understand and Manage Data Usage, Addressing Head-On the Issue of Bill Shock.

The GSM Association announced that more than 40 Latin American mobile network operators (MNOs) have launched a data roaming transparency scheme in the region that will provide consumers with greater visibility of their roaming charges and usage of mobile data services when travelling within the region and abroad. The initiative is supported by operator groups including América Móvil, Antel, Entel Chile, Millicom, Oi, Orange, Telecom Italia and Telefónica, all of whom agreed to undertake a number of measures in the countries in which they operate to help mobile subscribers better understand their data roaming charges and more effectively manage their use of data services when visiting other countries. The MNOs participating in this initiative account for more than half a billion mobile subscribers across the region.

Costa Rica: Mobile Telephony Frequencies Still Blocked

December 2009

The accord previously announced by the Executive, meant to free several bands of the radio spectrum, is being blocked by bureaucratic obstacles.

If this agreement, negotiated by the Executive and the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (current holder of the telecomm monopoly in Costa Rica), is not enacted, President Oscar Arias cannot order the Telecomm Superintendence to start auctioning the frequencies.

Huawei is already the No. 1 supplier to ICE

February 2009

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

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.

ICE Invests $22 Million in Radio System

August 2009

The system was purchased from Motorola, and the institute will use it for internal communications.

The $22 million purchase by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), amounts for operation and maintenance costs.

"For the system the institute will use several granted concessions, which include 160 channels of radio frequencies", reported

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