Costa Rica: Use of Radio and Television Frequencies Reorganized

45 more days have been granted for operators of frequencies assigned temporarily under the previous legislation to formalize the award and move to other bands in order to allocate current telecommunications services.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The proposal to extend the term given by the Department of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (Micitt) aims to complete the transition of broadcasters who have not yet formalized concessions under the new legislation. reports that "... The situation arises because the General Telecommunications Law established that the concessionaires holding applications for pending frequencies should be resolved in accordance "with the current order applicable" and would remain "in force the regulations and administrative provisions, as long as they comply with the provisions in Law "."

"... The new situation has arisen because of concern on the part of broadcasters and could be that the new period of nine weeks is not to their taste, because the industry believes that this is a short amount of time to comply with what is requested. There is another concern: PNAF modification implies that they must migrate to new frequencies, as those that they are occupying will be awarded to operators for advanced telecommunications services. "

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