Costa Rica: Idle Radio Bands Will Finally Be Tendered

After a five years wait, the Telecommunications Authority has received an order to award unused radio spectrum frequencies.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

From a publication in the official newspaper La Gaceta on Tuesday February 9, 2016:

Executive Decree No. 354-2015-Tel-Micitt, the Second Vice President of the Republic in exercise of the Presidency of the Republic and the Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, agree:

"... Article 1-instruct the Telecommunications Authority to initiate public insolvency proceedings for granting concessions of radio spectrum bands 1730 MHz to 1750 MHz and 1825 MHz to 1845 MHz in the 1800 MHz band; and 1940 MHz to 1955 MHz and 2130 MHz to 2145 MHz band 1900/2100 MHz for the implementation of IMT systems, as provided by Article 11 in accordance with the General Telecommunications Law and its Regulations, and based on the No. 692-SUTEL-DGC-2014 and No. 05667-SUTEL-DGC-2015 technical reports issued by the Telecommunications Authority and analyzed by the technical units of the Vice Ministry of Telecommunications ...".

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