Costa Rica: Cell Phone Bid to Change

The Comptroller General of Costa Rica, considering appeals filed by several companies, ordered changes.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Claims submitted by companies Cable & Wireless Costa Rica, Claro Costa Rica and Centennial Towers indicated the absence of key information, such as related to price caps (to end users), the cost of interconnection to ICE and fees to be paid to Sutel. writes, “the Comptroller General ordered Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel) to change the document and make the necessary corrections to regulate 'more fully' the allocation procedures to bid winners."

Sutel representatives said they will discuss the Comptroller´s decision and implement the changes. The impact on the bid´s schedule will be announced next week.

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Costa Rica: Two Bids for Cellular Market

December 2010

America Movil (Claro) and Telefonica (Movistar) were the only ones to submit their cell phone service offerings.

By January 19th, 2011, the Evaluating Commission will open the bids and report to the Superintendence of Telecommunications (Sutel), after analyzing technical issues.

Costa Rica: No Changes on Mobile Telephony Auction Schedule

October 2010

Despite changes to bid terms requested by the Comptroller General, the bid remains on schedule. reports that George Miley, Chairman of Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel), stated, "Until we can evaluate the elements that will suffer changes we cannot say we are going to change the dates. Therefore, until otherwise stated, dates remain the same."

Costa Rica´s Comptroller will Process Claims from Phone Companies

September 2010

The claims were presented by three companies, involve the bases and terms which will regulate the cell phone market in Costa Rica.

This service has been a government monopoly for decades.

Cable & Wireless, Claro and Centenia Towers, have been summoned to a verbal hearing to take place September 30th.

Costa Rica: Complaints over Cellular Telephony Tender

September 2010

Four companies have submitted observations to the National Comptroller's Office regarding the opening of the mobile telephone market.

The companies that objected to the bid process were Cable & Wireless, Claro (América Móvil), Centenia Towers and Telefónica Española de Costa Rica.

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