Ticom and Amnet processing permit to operate in Costa Rica

These two companies, along with WorldCom, are the first three to request authorization from Sutel to offer telecommunications services.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mercedes Aguero writes in an article on Nacion.com: "According to the new law which regulates the telecommunications sector, any company that offers services for which they receive payment must have the approval of Sutel.

Sutel had planned to start receiving the requests on February 13, but it brought forwards its start up."

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ICE Opens Up Its Telecommunications Network

July 2010

Costa Rica’s state-owned electricity and telecommunications provider has interfaced its network with Ticom and CallMyWay, two telecom companies offering VOIP services.

The two companies are the first to be interfaced after presenting their requests to the Costa Rica's Telecommunications Regulator (SUTEL).

ICE Will Not Oppose New Competitors

June 2009

Through a document presented to Sutel, ICE withdrew its objections to the entry of competitors in the telecommunications market.

The legal director of the Costa Rican Institute for Electricity, Erick Jiménez González, laid out in the document presented that the action is "with the purpose of collaborating in the regulatory process during the transition phase."

WorldCom to operate in Costa Rica

February 2009

In accordance with the new legislation that came into effect, WorldCom presented to the SUTEL its request to operate a telecommunication network

Elfinancierocr.com reports on its website: "Worldcom had announced that it will offer wireless connections from 1 Mbps to 12 Mbps for between $100 and $170 per month."

Costa Rica: Internet competition to start in April 2009

December 2008

Starting April, private companies will be free to sell internet access for the first time in the country.

Interested companies will get approval from the Superintendence of Telecommunications (Sutel), the new organ of the Aresep charged with regulating the market, provided that they do not need the concession of a new radio frequency to provide the service and that they are in fulfillment of the telecommunications development plan that the Government is preparing.

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