Mobile Telephony Bidding Rules To Be Published

The Telecommunications Superintendence (SUTEL) requested the Official Government Newspaper to publish an advert notifying that the bidding rules are available.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Carolina Mora, SUTEL’s press representative, confirmed to El Financiero that the request had been sent to the official government newspaper.

“Mora commented that they are getting ready to deliver the rules to the telecom companies interested in entering the Costa Rican mobile telephony market”.

According to regulations, the Government Newspaper should publish this information in no more than three to five business days.

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Costa Rica Creates Committee for Mobile Telephony Bidding

May 2010

A committee called “Comisión de Apertura y Evaluación” (Opening and Evaluation Commission) will evaluate the technical and economic considerations of the proposals.

Designated by the Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel), the committee must also write an adjudication report for the Superintendence’s council.

Mobile Telephony Bidding Clear to Go in Costa Rica

November 2010

The changes made to the terms and conditions released on November 11th received no objections.

The Comptroller General's Office informed it did not receive any appeals within the period of time established for that purpose.

"In the absence of any objections to the terms, the submission of proposals to use and operate the three frequencies is confirmed for December 14th," reported an article in Elfinancierocr.com.

Costa Rica: Cellular Market Grows 36% in Seven Months

November 2012

Since the formal break up of the monopoly held by the state communications firm, ICE, the number of allocated cell lines has grown from 3.9 to 5.3 million.

Elfinancierocr.com reports that this information was obtained "by an appeal to the Constitutional Court, which forced the Sutel to provide the number of lines that the ICE had up to November 2011, which was considered a strategic issue by the state company and the regulator.

ICE Frees Radio Frequencies for Mobile

December 2009

ICE's directors ratified an agreement to free a portion of the radio spectrum, to be auctioned between future telecomm operators.

This was confirmed by Elbert Durán, communication director at the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE).

"The institution will immediately free 4 of the 6 bands requested by the Executive. They are: 1.730-1.805 MHz, 1.825-1.920 MHz, 1.920-1.935 MHz and 2.125-2.170 MHz", reported Nacion.com.

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