Costa Rica: Mobile Frequencies on Auction on January 7th

Telecom superintendent Sutel informed this to Claro and Movistar after reviewing their technical and financial bids.

Monday, January 3, 2011

George Miley, head of Sutel, explained that the auction of the three frequencies will be conducted 15 days ahead of schedule.

Miley told Elfinancierocr.com: “Both companies concluded the technical, financial and legal review. We have been able to push ahead the process by 5 days as there were no problems in the bids. We were prepared to review up to 5 bids, but the number was lower”.

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Costa Rica: Two Bids for Cellular Market

December 2010

America Movil (Claro) and Telefonica (Movistar) were the only ones to submit their cell phone service offerings.

By January 19th, 2011, the Evaluating Commission will open the bids and report to the Superintendence of Telecommunications (Sutel), after analyzing technical issues.

Price Fixing in Mobile Phone Companies Prevented

September 2011

The Costa Rican regulator has prevented telephone companies Telefónica and ICE from agreeing on tariffs for end users within a contract for interconnecting their networks.

The company Claro filed a complaint to the Superindendency of Telecommunications (Sutel), which stated that the access and interconnection agreement signed between the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and Telefónica, contained clauses where both companies agreed not to charge prices below the cost of services provided, considering the interconnection charges as a cost common to both.

Superintendence Rejects Objections to Claro – ICE contract

October 2011

The Superintendency of Telecommunications in Costa Rica has rejected objections raised by Telefónica over an interconnection agreement between Claro and the ICE.

Overruling the complaints, the regulator has given the green light for the interconnection between the Ice and Claro.

Costa Rica: Cellular Frequencies Offers Revealed Today

January 2011

Starting at 6:30 pm the financial bids submitted by Claro and Telefonica will be known.

In the presence of representatives from both companies, the Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel) will uncover the proposals.

La Prensa Libre published on its website: "representatives of the two mobile carriers must be present in case of a possible tie in order to immediately make a counteroffer, so the frequencies can be awarded."

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