It will award the best mobile applications in the following categories: ecology, productivity, improving the quality of life and entertainment.
Good ideas are a dime a dozen, or so the saying goes. But now a single good idea could be worth a million dollars (USD). Nokia has announced a million dollar venture challenge to encourage innovators to create a mobile product or service that raises the standard of living or enhances the lives of those in growth economies. The Growth Economy Venture Challenge is part of Nokia's global Calling All Innovators competition announced on January 7 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) awarded ITS the Internet TV bid which had previously been awarded to Huawei.
According to the article published in elfinancierocr.com, the project had been awarded to the Chinese company Huawei on January 23 because it made the lowest bid ($15.5 million).
The article then stated: "The recommendation to award the award of the bid to ITS (ITS Servicios de Infocomunicación SA) was sent to the bids area of the ICE's supply director last March 13. This bid has a cost of $26 million."
Grupo ICE, composed of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) and its subsidiaries Radiográfica Costarricense (RACSA) and Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL), joined the Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies of Costa Rica (CAMTIC) as a strategic partner since June 2009.