Costa Rica: Mobile Competition Delayed

A three month delay in the market opening process will prevent the entrance of competitors expected for mid 2010.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Geroge Miley, president of the Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel), explained that the delay is due to a lack of definition on the frequencies to be used for installing private networks.

"Said frequencies, state property, are the radio electric spaces on which wireless communications travel", reports Nacion.com.

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Costa Rica: Cell Phone Competition by end of 2011

November 2010

December 14 is the deadline for reception of offers, but it won´t be until late 2011 that the market will finally be open to competition.

The Superintendent of Telecommunications, George Miley, described the process of allocating frequencies and the scheduled. The frequencies should be awarded by April 2011, four months after offers are submitted.

Costa Rica: Opening of Cell Phone Market Delayed

October 2010

By not presenting the changes to the terms and conditions, Sutel has further delayed the process.

October 21st was the deadline for publication in the official journal for the corrections ordered by the Comptroller General of the Republic.

"Regulations require that changes be reported at least 15 days before receipt of offers, originally set for November 5th," according to the article in Nacion.com.

Costa Rican Telecoms Market Shakes Up

July 2010

The upcoming publication of the conditions for the opening up of telecommunications leads operators to request clearer rules.

Telecommunication companies have asked Costa Rica's Telecommunications Regulator (SUTEL) to provide greater clarity in several areas including procedures for installing Radio Bases, interfacing with networks belonging to the state-owned electricity and telecommunications provider (ICE), and microwave communication.

Costa Rica: Informative Meeting on Mobile Telephony Frequencies

January 2010

The Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel) will host an informative meeting with companies interested in obtaining a frequency for mobile telephony services.

The meeting will take place on January 18th, at 11 a.m. at Hotel Intercontinental in San José.

"George Miley, head of Sutel's council, explained that the meeting will be used to explain which public contest process will be used to auction mobile telephony frequencies to new operators", reported Nacion.com.

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