Panama: Integrated Digital Network Tender Cancelled

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

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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.

On cancelling the tender process AIG is evaluating the possibility of managing the state's networks through various suppliers.

Eduardo E. Jaén, AIG administrator, indicated to Prensa.com that, "after discarding the offers submitted and redefining the technical solution the aim is to look for greater savings by reviewing whether the companies together can provide combined advantages".

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

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Three companies have presented bids to provide an integrated multi-service network supplying voice, internet and data communication services to state institutions.

The bidders were Teléfonica Móviles with $60 million, Cable Onda with $29 million and Cable and Wireless with $36 million.

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