Panama: 2 Companies to Serve Digital Network

The Government will contract directly with companies Cable & Wireless and Cable Onda to deliver the services.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Three companies, Cable & Wireless, Telefónica and Cable Onda had participated in the bidding process which was canceled on September 6.

It was believed the business would be split among three companies which participated in the bidding, but the administrator of the regulatory authority (Anigo) stated that Telefonica was not considered because its proposal was the highest.
Prensa.com reports, "A source close to Telefonica said yesterday the company is reviewing the decision in order to present their version.”



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Tender for IPTV and VOIP Solutions for $3.3 million

August 2012

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad is inviting bids for solutions for quality and experience of its IPTV, VOIP, and Mobile Services.

The state run Costa Rican Electricity company, known as ICE, located in San Jose and with the legal identity No. 4-000-042139-02, is inviting bidders to participate in Tender No.

Ins and Outs of a Million Dollar Contract Bid

September 2010

Participating companies awaiting the results of an invitation to tender by Panama's innovation authority (AIG in Spanish) saw it reject all offers received.

Three companies (Telefónica Panamá with a $60 million offer, Cable Onda with $29 million and Cable & Wireless Panama with $36 million) were competing for the contract to provide the state's telecommunications services.

Panama: Integrated Digital Network Tender Cancelled

September 2010

The government's innovation authority (AIG in Spanish) has rejected all bids submitted to provide the services.

Three companies had presented offers to supply a multi-service network providing integrated voice, internet and data services to state institutions. Telefónica Móviles made an offer of $60 million, Cable Onda $29 million and Cable & Wireless Panama $36 million.

There is Competition in IP Telephony and Internet

June 2009

The first six companies to compete with state-run ICE in the telecommunications market have been authorized in Costa Rica.

The Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel) gave the green light to allow the companies to offer telephone over IP and Internet services.

According to La Prensa Libre de Costa Rica, the president of the Sutel Council, George Miley, said: “Today is a historic day for Costa Rica and especially for telecommunications. This is the first act that effectively opens the telecommunications sector. The authorization of these six companies, and the many more to come, provide a positive signal that will attract investment to this important area of the economy, at a necessary time for our country.”

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