State Telecom Not Taking Advantage of IP Telephony Market

In Costa Rica the growing business is led by Tigo which has a 78% market share, Callmyway with 16%, Telecable with 5% and other companies with just 1%.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Recent studies by the Sutel show that the use of internet telephony has been making great strides. "While in the fourth quarter of 2010 there were 10 VoIP connections, two years later there were 18,144 such connections," explains Pablo Fonseca in Nacion.com.

However, "... those who have had the power to make decisions and set the course for the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) in recent years have not paid adequate attention to the issue."



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