A complaint from the state run telecommunications company in Costa Rica has been dismissed after it argued that its competitors Claro and Movistar were using monopolistic practices in their services for international voice and data roaming.
The Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel) and the Commission to Promote Competition (COPROCOM) decided not to recommend any sanction against alleged monopolistic practices by Movistar and Claro, annulling the suit filed in May 2015 by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE).
Mobile Operators to Help Consumers Better Understand and Manage Data Usage, Addressing Head-On the Issue of Bill Shock.
The GSM Association announced that more than 40 Latin American mobile network operators (MNOs) have launched a data roaming transparency scheme in the region that will provide consumers with greater visibility of their roaming charges and usage of mobile data services when travelling within the region and abroad. The initiative is supported by operator groups including América Móvil, Antel, Entel Chile, Millicom, Oi, Orange, Telecom Italia and Telefónica, all of whom agreed to undertake a number of measures in the countries in which they operate to help mobile subscribers better understand their data roaming charges and more effectively manage their use of data services when visiting other countries. The MNOs participating in this initiative account for more than half a billion mobile subscribers across the region.
MACH, the provider of effective and reliable business processes to optimise roaming profitability, today announced that I.C.E. (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad). Costa Rica has moved from VeriSign to become a new MACH client.
The relationship is a significant alliance that represents MACH's continued growth and burgeoning ties with Latin America, a dynamic region that holds approximately 12% of GSM technologies worldwide. Currently, there are more than 300 million Latin American GSM subscribers with more than 30 million new customers in Q4 2007. Mobile phone penetration is 61%, compared to 18% penetration for fixed lines and only 4% for Internet connections, making GSM the predominant way of communication.
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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.