Fees for Radio Broadcasters in Costa Rica

Any natural or legal person assigned a frequency must now pay a fee.

Monday, February 7, 2011

This payment must be made regardless of whether the frequency is used or not.

"This includes, for example, security companies, public or private transportation fleets which use broadcasting services," informed Nacion.com. "Also required to pay are amateur radios and telecommunications companies."

For 2011, the Superintendence of Telecommunications (Sutel), estimates an income of $ 7.1 million from these fees.

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Costa Rica: Radio and Television Frequencies Underutilized

November 2014

While mobile and internet operators are asking for more spectrum, concessionaires of radio and television are under utilizing the frequencies assigned to them.

The Superintendency of Telecommunications said radio and television concessionaires are under utilizing the spectrum frequencies assigned to them.

Television Frequencies Awarded in Honduras

September 2013

The National Telecommunications Commission has begun awarding various frequencies with regional coverage and some with national scope.

Channel 44, a national digital television, was awarded for $3 million to the Mexican capital company TV Azteca. This company will operate the frequency for 15 years.

Costa Rican State Telecom Will Not Concede Frequencies

November 2012

The Superintendency of Telecommunications has revised its decision to make the return frequencies conditional for cable companies merging with the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.

The purchase of the cable company Cable Vision by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) had been conditional by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SUTEL) on the waiver of airwaves segments: from 1880 MHz to 1920 MHz (40 MHz), 2520 MHz to 2620 MHz and 2640 MHz to 2690 MHz (150 MHz) and the segment of 3600 MHz to 3440 MHz (160 MHz).

Costa Rica: Frequency Concessions Registry

February 2009

The new SUTEL called the concessionary companies of radio and television frequencies to be registered at the National Registration of Telecommunications.

As Leticia Vindas reports in Elfinancierocr.com, "This registration is of a public nature and should contain all the information relevant to the concessions, contracts and usage given to the radio spectrum.

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