In Costa Rica the growing business is led by Tigo which has a 78% market share, Callmyway with 16%, Telecable with 5% and other companies with just 1%.
Recent studies by the Sutel show that the use of internet telephony has been making great strides. "While in the fourth quarter of 2010 there were 10 VoIP connections, two years later there were 18,144 such connections," explains Pablo Fonseca in Nacion.com.
The multi million dollar spending sprees that governments hope will drive innovation and improvements in business productivity is in stark contrast with the widespread tendency to maintain the status quo of the markets.
"In 2005 in Costa Rica they wanted to block Skype, in 2015 they want to block Uber."
After one year of competition in mobile communications, the changes that have taken place reveal a market that is different from how many expected.
The market transformation has been swift and contained surprising nuances. Cellular penetration swiftly exceeded 100%, while the use of mobile Internet exceeded forecasts.
Pablo Fonseca's article in Nacion.com reports that "Although more changes will come in the short and medium term, it is good to take stock. Many people were clear that the Costa Rican market was no ordinary market and had certain characteristics that needed to be taken into account when dealing with it, such as a thirst for technology, the level of information being handled, the requirements to be able to receive what is being offered and the level of spending willing to be made for a handset “
A spokesman for the Superintendency of Telecommunications in Costa Rica noted that mobile phone use their Internet connection in an "exaggerated" way.
In an attempt to justify Costa Rica’s technical and regulatory backwardness in mobile communications with respect to the developed world, an official from the Telecommunications Authority of Costa Rica (SUTEL), suggests that users of mobile connections limit their access to the internet.
Among the projects to be funded is the rehabilitation of the Juan Pablo II runway, which will be run by the mayor of Managua and the purchase of new transformers and electrical connecting units for the National Electricity Transmission Company (ENATREL).
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