Telephone Operators Seek Customers in Costa Rica

ICE, Claro and Movistar are promoting their products and payment plans to corporate clients.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

With various promotions and discounts, the main operators in the Costa Rican telecommunications market have begun competing for corporate customers that may want to integrate all their services with one provider.

This can enable a company to pay just one bill that covers services including Internet, fixed telephone lines and cell phones.

With the ExpoTelecom 2011 event as a backdrop, operators are offering products tailored to both large corporations and small and medium-sized companies.

An article in comments that Movistar and Claro have started the process of signing up companies but are unwilling to give details of their commercial plans until they officially enter the market.

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