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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...

Telecable looking to buy regional operator Cable Costa

Costa Rican cable TV and broadband operator Telecable has requested permission from the country’s telecommunications regulator Sutel to acquire regional operator Cable Costa for an undisclosed sum, the El Financiero reported. Cable Costa operates in the Turrialba and Jimenez cantons of Cartago province and Telecable...

Verizon secures Costa Rica business telecom licence

Costa Rica’s telecommunications regulator Sutel has authorized Verizon to provide at least 5 telecommunications services to the local corporate sector, reports business daily El Financiero. The license covers data transmission services in the provinces of San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia and Cartago, with the US giant...

Costa Rica announces winners of public Wi-Fi project

Costa Rica’s telecommunications regulator, the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones ( Sutel ) as awarded contracts to bring Wi-Fi connectivity to 515 public spaces throughout the country to three different bidders. In a statement, Sutel said Telecable, Coopeguanacaste and a consortium made up of state operator ICE,...

Sutel Approves Purchase of Cabletica

At the end of June it was confirmed that the Superintendence of Telecommunications (Sutel) approved the purchase of Cabletica by Liberty Latin America. Simultaneously, the regulator gave the green light to Telecable's purchase of a fiber optic network in Guanacaste from SAL Telecommunications Technicians. Liberty Latin...

On Average, Each Person in Costa Rican Has Two Cellular Phone Lines, SUTEL Report

The Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) reveals that each person in Costa Rica has two cell phone lines. Based on the "Estadístico del sector de telecomunicaciones" for 2017, the regulator indicated that for every 100 people in the country there are 170 cellular lines. With...

Opening Of Telecom Market Has Been Good For Costa Rica

A decade after the opening of the telecom market in Costa Rica, the sector has become the main economic driver, says the Sutel, the government regulator. The investment in towers, fiber optics networks and other installations has in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The...

Costa Rica launches online prepaid registration service

Costa Rica’s telecommunications regulator, the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel), has announced the launch of an online registration service for prepaid mobile numbers. The platform will enable users to exercise their rights as owners of the number, such as when applying for number portability, recovering it...

Costa Rica Telecom Market up 4%; State Telecom ICE Loses Ground, Competition Gains

Costa Rica’s telecommunications sector posted revenues amounting to ¢394 billion colones (around US$693 million dollars) in the first half of 2017. La Nacion report cites the latest data from regulator Sutel. The market was dominated by state-owned operator ICE, whose Kolbi mobile brand accounted for 52%...

Court Annuls Fine Against ICE

Costa Rica's contentious-administrative court (Tribunal Contencioso Administrativo) has annulled a fine of ¢2.18 billion (2.157.826.200) colones (around US$4 million dollars) imposed by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel) against ICE. The telecom regulator fined the state-owned company, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) for monopolistic and...

Costa Rica’s State Telecom To Take Part In Public Wi-Fi Tender

Costa Rica's state.e telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has expressed an interest in taking part in the public Wi-Fi tender launched by the country’s Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel). La Republica reports the first phase of the tender to install a free Wi-Fi service...

Sutel Was (Finally) Able To Award Blocks of Radio Spectrum Frequencies

Costa Rica's Superintendency of Telecommunications, the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) said it awarded the 70 MHz of spectrum to Mexico's America Movil (Claro) and Spain's Telefonica (Movistar). Both Claro and Movistar currently compete against the state telecom, ICE (Kolbi) for the mobile telephony and internet...

Costa Rica’s Mobile Telehone Operators Have One Minute To Answer Customer Service Calls

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's mobile operators have six months to improve their customer service department response times, taking no longer than one minute to answer calls from customers. The  Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) - Superintendency of Telecommunications - found that customers spend 10,...

Tigo Prepares To Enter Costa Rica Mobile Market

Q COSTA RICA / Costa Rica may soon have a fourth Mobile Services Provider, as Tigo (Millicom) is preparing to enter the Costa Rican mobile market by bidding for the 70 MHz spectrum in the country’s forthcoming tender, reports El Financiero. Tigo, which already provides...

Autonomous Agencies Increase Their 2017 ‘Propaganda’ Spending

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Eleven autonomous government agencies (state agencies) including RECOPE (see hike in gasoline prices) and Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA), aja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI), Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS), Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel), and...

ICE Couldn’t Keep The Lid On Its Can of Beans

TICO BULL by Rico – I can remember, as little as a few years ago during Costa Rica’s opening of the telecommunications sector, the state telecom, ICE, doing all its ‘legal’ might to block it. After that loss, it concentrated on blocking, albeit temporarily, new...

Costa Rica: Nice Landscape vs. Cellular Phone Coverage

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Five years after the mobile telecommunications market opened up in Costa Rica, three municipalities continue to prioritize landscape aesthetics versus the need to install structures to ensure cellular phone coverage. Moravia and Curridabat (in the province of San Jose) and...

Court Suspends ICE ¢2 Billion Colones Fine

(QCOSTARICA) The Administrative Court (Tribunal Contencioso Administrativo) on Thursday suspended the ¢2.157 billion colones fine imposed on the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) by the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel), for "monopolistic and anti-competitive practices" between 2011 and 2012. ICE Fined ¢2.157 Billion For Being...

ICE Worker’s Union Threatens Walkout If Sutel Does Not Withdraw Fine

(QCOSTARICA) The Institutio Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) worker's union, the Frente Interno de Trabajadores (FIT), is threatening a general walkout if the telecom regulatory agency does not withdraw the ¢2.157 billion colones fine against the state agency. The Superintendency of Telecommunications (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones -...

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...

SUTEL Nixes Tigo – Telecable Merger

QCOSTARICA - The Telecommunications Superintendency - Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) - fearing marking concentration nixed the plan for Tigo and Telecable to continue with its process of integration into a single company. Last December, the two companies presented a formal application to merge. tHE Manager of...

Costa Rica Lags Behind in Residential Internet

QCOSTARICA - While in other countries there are a greater variety of packages and lower prices than those offered in Costa Rica, lack of modernization of networks and costs are preventing operators from improving their services. At present, only 56% of the population has internet...

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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