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."
Five of the companies with most possibilities of getting the project decided not to participate in the international bidding process.
The companies stated that participating on the project with the current conditions involves a high degree of risk.
These companies are ZTE Corp, Huwaei Technologies, Ericsson Costa Rica, Continex S.A. (Samsung distributor), and Nokia Siemens Network.
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.
The Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies (CAMTIC for its acronym in Spanish) is a nonprofit private trade organization for IT companies representative in Costa Rica & Central America.
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