Telecommunications Market in Costa Rica

The Superintendency of Telecommunications in Costa Rica has presented its second statistical report for the period 2010-2013.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

From the report by SUTEL:

General Development of Sector

Five years after the adoption of the General Telecommunications Law, No. 8642, evaluation of sector performance shows positive results in revenue, investment, employment, population coverage and diversification of telecommunications services. In this section, the main results are discussed with respect to the performance of the sector during the period 2010-2013. These results will be discussed in more detail for each service in each of the following sections of the document.

Composition of the available supply

At the close of 2013, 118 operators were authorized by the SUTEL to supply telecommunications services; one less than at the end of 2012 and 9 more than in 2011. In the present report only those companies were taking into account that were trading with permits for such services in those years. Also forming a part of the sample are 7 concession operators for the operation of the radio spectrum, due to its importance in each of the groups of services for the SUTEL. The monitoring of the sector is through the system of indicators.

Read the full report here.

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