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The Implications in Costa Rica Of A Liberty Latin America and Millicom Merger

Costa Rica's cable television, IP telephony, and cellular phone market could be concentrated in the hands of a few with the recent news of a possible merger between Liberty Latin America, that recently purchased a major stake in Cabletica and Millicom, which operates in...

Telecable cleared to buy Cable Costa

Costa Rica’s telecommunications regulator Sutel has approved the takeover by cable TV and broadband operator Telecable of regional operator Cable Costa for an undisclosed sum, reports El Financiero. Following a probe, Sutel agreed to green light the transaction after clarifying that the companies would still...

CableTica Will Compensate Users For “An Event In The Systems”

If you are an internet and/or IP telephony client of CableTica you probably lived through the "disconnection" countrywide on Wednesday afternoon. The service dropped in the early afternoon and was not restored until well after 9:30 p.m. Though the cable operator was short on details of...

The internet is designed for corporations, not people

Urban spaces are often designed to be subtly hostile to certain uses. Think about, for example, the seat partitions on bus terminal benches that make it harder for the homeless to sleep there or the decorative leaves on railings in front of office buildings...

13-Year-Old Spends Up To 5 Hours A Day, Almost Every Day, In The Public Library

A 13-year-old boy, a resident of Moravia, visits his community library almost every day after school and even on vacation, and, if they would open on weekends, he would also be there on Saturdays and Sundays. Many times he arrives alone; other times he gets...

Why Are More and More People Using VPNs For Web Browsing These Days?

Anyone who’s been actively browsing the Internet for some years now would have definitely heard of the term VPN (Virtual Private Network) at some point of time. In simple terms, VPN can be thought of as a secure tunnel between your PC and the website...

Costa Rica Lifts Price Controls In Mobile Telecom Market

The Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) - Costa Rica's Superintendency of Telecommunications - has declared that the country’s mobile market is now considered competitive following a public consultation on its proposal to remove price regulations. The Sutel said there is expected a greater dynamics in...

ICE Retired 2,500 Payphones Last Year

QCOSTARICA - When was the last time you used a payphone (public phone)? Are they still around? With their decline in use, the country's state telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), says it retired last year some 2,500 payphones. According to ICE, currently it...

Ultrafast Internet To Hit Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Some 105,000 households could be surfing the world wide web (the internet) in ultrafast (ultraveloz in Spanish) next month, with the entry of the next generation of fibre optice network. The Red de Accesso de Nueva Generacion (RANGE) by the state telecom ICE...

Costa Rica’s Telecom Market Maturing

(QCOSTARICA) The country's telecommunications market has begun a process of maturing after five years of ending the monopoly by the state telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE). According to 2014 data by the telecom regulating authority, the SUTEL, mobile telephony experienced a slight decrease...

Sutel Evaluating Free Market Pricing For Telecommunications

  (QCOSTARICA) Telecom operators may soon be free to set their own rates, that is no longer have restrictions on the maximum tariffs, forms of collection and the quality of services they offer. That would mean that consumers will have to be more cautious when acquiring...

ICE Reports a ¢83 Billion Loss For 2014

(QCOSTARICA) The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the electricity monopoly, state telecommunications company and a player in the Internet server market, closed last year with losses above ¢83 billion colones, partly caused by a strengthening of the U.S. dollar. Most (64%) of the loss was...

On Google Maps : Android Bot Peeing On An Apple Logo

This is real and you can see it for yourself right here. The misbehaving Bugdroid can still be seen on Google Maps right outside the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi in the bright green shade usually reserved for parks and forests. A Google rep told Mashable the...

RACSA: The White Elephant Makes Its Charge

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's state telecom, the Radiografica Costarricense S.A. (RACSA)  plans to get in the black as a company competing with the private sector, finding new allies, but also defining new enemies. The state company, which once was the mother of the Internet in...

Ultra Fast Internet Coming To Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Can you imagine internet up to 100 MBps in Costa Rica? Sounds far-fetched? Think again. At least in San José. The state telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and China's Huawei Technologies have teamed up to put into operation RANGE before the...

Costa Rica Leads Emerging Lands For Web Access

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica has the most accessible internet among emerging and developing countries, according to a study released at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), reports O Globo. The group is formed by companies like Google...

ICE Says It Will Offer Fiber Optic Internet By “Late 2015”

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's state telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), says it will start marketing 100.000 fiber optic services in "late 2015", both for residential and business across the country. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon, reconfirming last November's statement by ICE officials...

Costa Rica Court Suspends Fine Against Japi

Costa Rica's Administrative Court (Tribunal Contencioso Administrativo) has accepted the injunction request by the company IBW, which operates under the Japi brand, to suspend a decision from communications regulator Sutel requiring the operator to stop providing internet service and pay a fine of ¢19...

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