The government affects the activity with bureaucratic costs of more than $3,500 for companies who want to use drones.
While in the US there is an online registration process where companies and individuals pay only $5, in Costa Rica the Directorate General of Civil Aviation does not seem to be interested in encouraging the market. An investigation of Elfinancierocr.com reveals that $1,874 has to be paid to obtain certification and to commercially operate the drones, plus $94 per license, an insurance policy for liability and damage to third parties (which is around $1,800), and a course taken whose price varies depending on the school teaching it.
Cable & Wireless Panama’s acquires local company Sonitel, a provider also in El Salvador, Peru, and Nicaragua B2B markets.
Cable & Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC), through its subsidiary Cable & Wireless Panamá, S. A. (CWP), today announces that it has agreed to acquire Panama-based Grupo Sonitel for US$36 million plus contingent consideration of up to an additional US$5 million.