Huawei wins appeal in Costa Rica on prepaid phone service

The prepaid telephone service that was assigned to Ericcson for $12.2 million was canceled due to an appeal by Huawei Technologies.

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Costa Rica Institute of Electricity (ICE), the regulatory organ for telecommunications in the country, granted the contract to Ericcson Costa Rica last July that will allow the company to market 2.5 million prepaid fixed and cellular lines.

Huawei Technologies, which offered $6.4 million, managed to get the comptroller agency to confirm that their offer was not incomplete as the ICE suggest when it disqualified Huawei.

The resolution by the Comptroller last Thursday afternoon, opens the doors to the Canadian-Spanish consortium TFO-Redknee, since....

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