Costa Rica: Telecoms Market Data Must be Updated

A ruling by the Administrative Court found in favor of the state run telecoms company and obliges the regulator to update the relevant market data and level the playing field for all operators.

Monday, November 2, 2015

In the lawsuit, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) argued that the failure to update data on relevant markets and operators prevented the Superintendency of Telecommunications from providing equal treatment to all telecommunications companies operating in the country. Because of this, reports, "... only the ICE can be fined or receive penalties for noncompliance."

"... With this judgment, the ICE is aiming for market distortions to be removed and for competition on equal terms to be guaranteed, according to statements made to Crhoy by the ICE´s telecommunications manager, Jaime Palermo. "

An article on states that "...According to the ruling communicated to the parties, the Sutel has 15 days to present the study and make a new declaration. Otherwise, the process brought by the ICE will continue "for the full restoration of the legal status of the injured person."

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