Costa Rica: Bureaucracy Slows Digital Television

Lack of coordination among the agencies involved in the start-up of digital tv has caused its introduction to be delayed until at least July.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

"The schedule was to start digital signals in January, but we could not do it because we didn't have the legal discretion of the Procuraduría, who sets out the field and defines the legal model to be used. The entity in this case, said that it will grant experimental use permits (probationary periods) to companies ," said Rowland Espinosa, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications.

According to the official, during the months of March and April the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (Micitt) and the Telecommunications (Sutel) worked on a draft regulation on the use of temporary permits to be granted to operators.

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