Telefónica will be in Costa Rica by 2009

"Costa Rica and Telefónica will be united in the future," stated from the beginning of the conversation EF Humberto Pato-Vinuesa, CEO of Telefónica for Central America.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Spaniards are going into action and estimate that they will be operationg in 2009, and could possibly start to offer cellular services in the second semester.
For Internet, they are exploring the possibility of entering earlier, sheltered in the possibility opened by the new legal telecommunications framework, which currently allows the marketing of services.

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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. 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.

4 Frequencies Released for Telecomm Opening

December 2009

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute agreed to release 4 radio frequencies to be used by competitors in the cellular telephone market.

With this agreement, Costa Rican president, Oscar Arias will sign a decree to give the Sutel the green light for the opening of the market.

Costa Rica, Digicel's Upcoming Challenge

December 2009

Costa Rica is next on the list for Digicel, telecommunications provider in Central America.

This was announced by Luis La Rocca, vice president of the board at Digicel Panama, who added that they have a 20% market share in Panama, after only one year of operations. reports: "Dicigel, founded in Ireland, made a $350 million investment in Panama, which included installing over 700 GSM/EDGE towers and 200 product and customer service stores in the country".

"I am sure that Telefonica is interested in Costa Rica"

September 2008

President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias Sanchez "welcomes" the Spanish company to invest in telecommunications.

Telefonica's interest in the country has been increasing due to the opening of the market as a part of CAFTA. The firm has already registered its brand in the country.

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