The associated reduced costs are driving opportunities in developing countries for technology sectors based on satellite communications.
Elfinancierocr.com published an interview by Mónica Cordero Sancho with the Deputy Secretary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Houlin Zhao, who recently visited Costa Rica "to leverage the discussion in the area of radio spectrums to provide satellite services. '
The Government of Nicaragua is negotiating with a Chinese company to buy a $300 million satellite, whose installation will begin in March 2013 and will be completed in 2016.
The purchase and subsequent installation of the satellite will help reduce the cost of cellular services, expand internet to rural areas and provide a system for monitoring and natural disaster prevention.
The Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation is inviting bids for the provision of international telecommunications services.
The Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (Seplan) invites local and foreign companies interested in participating in the international public tender Seplan project to submit sealed bids for "the provision of services for: providing ku-band satellite segment, support for satellite hub, hub extended warranty, technical support for wimax equipment, wimax equipment extended warranty and extended warranty for VSAT equipment."