Mobile Telephony Bidding Clear to Go in Costa Rica

The changes made to the terms and conditions released on November 11th received no objections.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Comptroller General's Office informed it did not receive any appeals within the period of time established for that purpose.

"In the absence of any objections to the terms, the submission of proposals to use and operate the three frequencies is confirmed for December 14th," reported an article in

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Movistar Launches Commercial Operations in Costa Rica

October 2011

While announcing that the service coverage will be limited due to problems with local municipalities regarding the installation of antennas, the Spanish company opened pre-registration for clients.

The announcement was made by the Director for Costa Rica, Jorge Abadia, adding "We wont have the 100% coverage that we would like from the first day but we will achieve it."

The Dog in the Manger Does Not Eat nor Lets Others Eat

December 2010

Finally just two major telecoms were interested in competing in Costa Rica with the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.

An editorial in analyzes Costa Rica´s cellular market opening.

"Now that the bidding process is complete, it is clear that the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is among the big winners.

Costa Rica Creates Committee for Mobile Telephony Bidding

May 2010

A committee called “Comisión de Apertura y Evaluación” (Opening and Evaluation Commission) will evaluate the technical and economic considerations of the proposals.

Designated by the Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel), the committee must also write an adjudication report for the Superintendence’s council.

ICE Frees Radio Frequencies for Mobile

December 2009

ICE's directors ratified an agreement to free a portion of the radio spectrum, to be auctioned between future telecomm operators.

This was confirmed by Elbert Durán, communication director at the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE).

"The institution will immediately free 4 of the 6 bands requested by the Executive. They are: 1.730-1.805 MHz, 1.825-1.920 MHz, 1.920-1.935 MHz and 2.125-2.170 MHz", reported

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