Tender for Phone Bands Attracts 7 Companies

Chinese companies such as Xin Wei, Wang Wei y Datang Mobile have been added Movistar, Claro and another two unidentified Telecom’s companies in the list of those cinterested in the bidding for the 1785-1805 MHz band.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Indications from Costa Rica are that the state run telecommunications company was one of those who acquired the documents for conditions of the bid, valued at $3,000.

An article in Elpueblopresidente.com reports that "According to the executive president of the Nicaraguan Institute for Telecommunications and Postal Services (Telcor), Orlando Castillo, seven business groups have up to now participated in the tender for the 1785-1805 MHz band to provide mobile and internet services."

By the middle of November the deadline will expire for consortia to submit proposals based on the requirements outlined by the regulator Telcor.

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Single Offer for Cellular Band in Nicaragua?

November 2012

The announcement by the Costa Rican state telecom company, that it will not take part in the tender organized by TELCOR, apparently leaves the competition with only the Chinese consortium Xinwei.

Laprensa.com.ni reports that "The announcement by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) occurred following a publication in the newspaper La Prensa which revealed that the bidding terms and conditions established by Telcor for this tender were designed to favor the bid by the Chinese consortium, whose arrival in the country is being promoted by Laureano Ortega, son of President Daniel Ortega, from his post at the para-governmental agency Pro Nicaragua. The ICE’s exit from the tender along with Claro Movil and Telefonica Movistar due to "locks" built into the bidding terms and conditions, leaves Xinwei practically as the only bidder. This means that the main argument for awarding them the contract is that their offer will be the only one."

Chinese Consortium Has Advantage in Cellular Tender

September 2012

Indications are that the Chinese consortium Xinwei 's offer has the best fit for the requirements of the Nicaraguan Government to win award for the 1785-1805 megahertz band.

So stated the director of the Nicaraguan Institute for Telecommunications and Postal Services (Telcor), Orlando Castillo, referring to the proposal to provide mobile phone services and Internet access which was opened to public bidding last week.

Bidding Rules Available for Cell Phone Tender

September 2012

The bidding rules for granting the authorization certificates and frequencies for the band from 1785 to 1805 megahertz are available for purchase in Nicaragua for $3,000.

The call was announced this week by the Nicaraguan Institute for Telecommunications and Postal Services, Telcor.

Nicaragua Tenders Mobile Frequencies

September 2012

The Nicaraguan Institute for Telecommunications and Postal Services is putting out an international public tender in order to expand the mobile phone market to three companies.

The segment of frequencies to be tendered is the 1785-1805 MHz in the 1800 MHz band.

According to an article in Trincheraonline the bidding rules also say that "the new firm may 'operate' in 'rural areas' in order to 'promote' the development of telecommunications in areas outside the cities. '

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