Ins and Outs of a Million Dollar Contract Bid

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

Friday, September 10, 2010

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.

"AIG deemed it appropriate to review the project specification with the aim of analyzing the possibility of integrating several technical proposals. This could equate to the direct contract of some or all of the companies that took part in the process," reports

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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.

Panama: 2 Companies to Serve Digital Network

October 2010

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

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.

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.

The Time Has Come for IP Technology

March 2009

More mobility and lower operating costs: The interaction between computers and telephone services has matured and the entry costs are accessible.

The important thing is that when the return on investment is taken into account, opting for IP technology for communications is a decision increasingly favored in companies.

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