Competition in Telecommunications Put to Public Consultation

If the Sutel's proposal is approved, on December Costa Rica will eliminate the tariff regulation for the international telephone, internet and postpaid cellular telephony markets.

Friday, October 7, 2016

From a statement issued by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel):

The Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel), has started a process of public consultation of the technical analysis of the telecommunications markets.

In this technical proposal 11 new telecommunications markets are defined at the national level. Having identified these markets the level of competition prevailing in each of them was analyzed.

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