SUTEL Accepted Request by Eight Companies Thus Far

Eight applications for operation have been admitted by the Costa Rican Superintendent of Telecommunications, and eleven others are lining up.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Journalist Charles Lamb wrote in the El Financiero website: "SUTEL admitted requests by Dodona SRL (Amnet) Intertel Worldwide S.S., R & H International Telecom Services S.A., Worldcom Costa Rica S.A., Callmyway S.A., Redes Inalámbricas of Costa Rica S.A. and the Adminsitrative Board of Municipal Electrical Services of Cartago (JASEC); these companies will offer advanced telecommunications services unknown previously in a massive manner in the country, and other corporate level services that can be commercialized openly in the local market."

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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.”

ICE Will Not Oppose New Competitors

June 2009

Through a document presented to Sutel, ICE withdrew its objections to the entry of competitors in the telecommunications market.

The legal director of the Costa Rican Institute for Electricity, Erick Jiménez González, laid out in the document presented that the action is "with the purpose of collaborating in the regulatory process during the transition phase."

Ticom and Amnet processing permit to operate in Costa Rica

February 2009

These two companies, along with WorldCom, are the first three to request authorization from Sutel to offer telecommunications services.

Mercedes Aguero writes in an article on "According to the new law which regulates the telecommunications sector, any company that offers services for which they receive payment must have the approval of Sutel.

WorldCom to operate in Costa Rica

February 2009

In accordance with the new legislation that came into effect, WorldCom presented to the SUTEL its request to operate a telecommunication network reports on its website: "Worldcom had announced that it will offer wireless connections from 1 Mbps to 12 Mbps for between $100 and $170 per month."

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