497 Companies Sign Up in Sutel

The Costa Rican Telecommunications Superintendent is processing applications for companies willing to provide telecom services.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Companies that fail to do the necessary paperwork risk being shut down and having their equipment removed by the Superintendence.

From ElFinancierocr.com website: "Voice over IP, prepaid cards and data transport connections are among the proposals. Furthermore, 78% of the applications are for internet coffee shops".

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Costa Rica Publishes Draft Bidding Rules for Mobile Telephony

April 2010

This week, the telecommunications superintendence (SUTEL) will publish preliminary bidding rules for opening the telephony market.

George Miley, president of the board at Sutel, explained that this document will be available at the website of the Public Services Authority (ARESEP) for an entire month.

Costa Rica: Informative Meeting on Mobile Telephony Frequencies

January 2010

The Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel) will host an informative meeting with companies interested in obtaining a frequency for mobile telephony services.

The meeting will take place on January 18th, at 11 a.m. at Hotel Intercontinental in San José.

"George Miley, head of Sutel's council, explained that the meeting will be used to explain which public contest process will be used to auction mobile telephony frequencies to new operators", reported Nacion.com.

Costa Rica: Opening of Telecom Market Moves Forward

October 2009

Market supervisor Sutel has already approved 32 companies offering Internet, VoIP and business networking services.

Advertising and promotions by the different companies will probably start around the end of 2009.

Additionally, there are 43 more companies pending authorization with Sutel.

There is Competition in IP Telephony and Internet

June 2009

The first six companies to compete with state-run ICE in the telecommunications market have been authorized in Costa Rica.

The Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel) gave the green light to allow the companies to offer telephone over IP and Internet services.

According to La Prensa Libre de Costa Rica, the president of the Sutel Council, George Miley, said: “Today is a historic day for Costa Rica and especially for telecommunications. This is the first act that effectively opens the telecommunications sector. The authorization of these six companies, and the many more to come, provide a positive signal that will attract investment to this important area of the economy, at a necessary time for our country.”

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