Three offers presented for 3G phones in Costa Rica

Ericsson, Huawei and ZTE presented their offers today to the ICE for the third generation cellular network tender.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Huawei Tecnologies offer was for $245.8 million, Ericsson presented an offer fro $340.9 million and ZTE Corp. for $446.9 million.

Huawei as well as ZTE presented the participation guarantee for $9 million and %6.7 million respectively. Ericsson presented ...

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