Costa Rica: More Companies Show Interest in Telecommunications

There are 14 companies that have already requested authorization from the Telecommunications Superintendent to offer services.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mercedes Agüero in an article in reported that some of the new applicants are: “Fibrotel SA, Karl del Este Investments, Publicidad and Internet Group Inc., Credit Car Services Ltd., Empresarios Limonenses Unidos (United Entrepreneurs from Limon) Agathrush and Call Me Way," and that "the Administrative Board of Cartago Electrical Services (JASEC) is also attempting to break into the telecommunications market with Internet and cable television services."

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ICE Opens Up Its Telecommunications Network

July 2010

Costa Rica’s state-owned electricity and telecommunications provider has interfaced its network with Ticom and CallMyWay, two telecom companies offering VOIP services.

The two companies are the first to be interfaced after presenting their requests to the Costa Rica's Telecommunications Regulator (SUTEL).

Costa Rica Authorizes 125 Internet Cafés

November 2009

The Telecommunications Superintendency has authorized 125 cybercafés for providing internet access.

Among the country's provinces, San José leads with the most authorizations, 56, followed by Alajuela with 19, Heredia with 15 and Cartago with 14.

"Internet and VoIP are some of the services provided by Internet Cafés", reported

ICE Will Not Oppose New Competitors

June 2009

Through a document presented to Sutel, ICE withdrew its objections to the entry of competitors in the telecommunications market.

The legal director of the Costa Rican Institute for Electricity, Erick Jiménez González, laid out in the document presented that the action is "with the purpose of collaborating in the regulatory process during the transition phase."

Huawei is already the No. 1 supplier to ICE

February 2009

Chinese business has accumulated a total of $266 million in contracts with the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE).

With very aggressive pricing policies, Huawei has positioned itself in Costa Rica as the leader in the provision of networks and cellular telephone systems. This leadership position enhances its ability to obtain bids currently under way, such as for the 200 radio bases that ICE needs to acquire.

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