Costa Rica´s Comptroller will Process Claims from Phone Companies

The claims were presented by three companies, involve the bases and terms which will regulate the cell phone market in Costa Rica.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This service has been a government monopoly for decades.

Cable & Wireless, Claro and Centenia Towers, have been summoned to a verbal hearing to take place September 30th. states “The firms agree on the absence of important information, for example, information related to pricing for final users, interconnection costs with current ICE networks (Costa Rica´s Telecommunications Company) and regulation fees for SUTEL (Services Superintendence).

The Comptroller refused to process a claim by Spanish group Telefónica Española de Costa Rica since it failed to show the terms were harmful to its interests.

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