Sole offer for 3G network rejected in Costa Rica
The Costa Rica Institute of Electricity (ICE) confirmed yesterday that it has rejected Huawei Technologies' offer for 1.5 million 3G cellular lines.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The offer was too expensive and did not meet coverage requirements, declared Pedro Pablo Quirós, president of ICE.
ICE (Costa Rican Institute of Electricity) will continue to study the sole offer, by Huawei, to install 1.5 million third generation (3G) cellular lines in the country.
The second tender process for the 3G network will be launched this week after the failure of the first process.
The chinese firm Huawei made an offer of $582.862 million for the 3G mobile phone project under development by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.
Costa Rica's monopoly GSM network operator, ICE, has decided not to accept a sole bid from China's Huawei for the supply of a 3G network.
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