Claro Confirms Interest in Costa Rica

At 24 days from reception of offers, Claro is the only company which has confirmed interest in participating in Costa Rica’s mobile telephony bidding process.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Consulted by newspaper La Nación, Cable & Wireless and Millicom said they are looking at the process while Digicel and Spanish Telefonica issued no statement.

"Digicel confirmed in July to have ready the design of a cellular network for Costa Rica, but yesterday only stated, 'We have no comment to questions'. Meanwhile, Telefónica did not make any comments."

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