Tender: Internet in Costa Rica´s Atlantic Zone

The Superintendency of Telecommunications has announced a competition to provide voice and fixed internet services in 6 areas in the Huetar Atlantic Region, for a projected amount of $20 million.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

From a statement issued by the Superintendency of Telecommunications:

A tender is being launched for projects to bring internet and fixed phone services to 18 vulnerable districts in the Atlantic Region. The direct beneficiaries will be 35,000 students and just over 220,000 inhabitants of the cantons of Guácimo, Pococí, Siquirres, Matina, Limón and Talamanca, in the Atlantic Region; who will have access to internet and fixed phone services ...

These projects will also bring internet services to 100 centers providing public services including the headquarters of EBAIS, CEN-CINAI and Intelligent Community Centres (CECIS) belonging to the Ministry of Science Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT). The proposed investment for the projects in the Atlantic Region is $20,000,000 (twenty million dollars).

The deadline for receipt of bids is December 11, 2015 and the Telecommunications Operators if awarded, will have a maximum of one year to deliver the projects.

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February 2017

The state run electricity company ICE and Claro have obtained contracts to build infrastructure to provide internet and mobile telephony services in 620 communities in the province of Limon.

From a statement issued by the Sutel:

January 5, 2017. The National Telecommunications Fund (FONATEL) through Banco Nacional, as administrator of the Trust, signed contracts with Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and Claro to bring internet telephony to 620 vulnerable communities in the districts of Siquirres, Pococi, Guácimo, Matina, Limón and Talamanca.

Tender: Telephony and Internet Services for $37 million

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The Superintendency of Telecommunications in Costa Rica is inviting bids for 7 projects to provide telephony and internet services to 52 districts in the Central Pacific and Chorotega Region.

From a statement issued by the Superintendency of Telecommunications in Costa Rica:

Awards: Telecoms Projects for $10 million

May 2015

In Costa Rica contracts have been awarded to the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad and Claro to provide telephony and broadband Internet services in six cantons in the south of the country.

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) will be responsible for developing projects in Buenos Aires, Osa, Corredores, Coto Brus and Golfito. Meanwhile Claro de Costa Rica is in charge of projects in the area of ​​Perez Zeledon.

Costa Rica: Telecoms After Rural Telephony Project

August 2013

Claro, Movistar and the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad are competing for a contract for telecommunications services in isolated communities.

These three operators submitted bids in a contest sponsored by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel) to provide telecommunications services to residents of the communities of La Lidia, La Curia and Aguas Fría in the district of Roxana de Pococí in Limon.

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