Friday, 23 October 2020

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.

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In a statement, Sutel said Telecable, Coopeguanacaste and a consortium made up of state operator ICE, Racsa and PC Central had been awarded the contracts worth a total of US$70 million.

The ‘Connected Public Spaces’ initiative will use resources from the National Telecommunications Fund (Fonatel) to connect parks, libraries, train stations, civic centres and public universities in 82 cantons.

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The contracts will be signed next month, with operators given two months to deliver the first ten Wi-Fi zones of each region, said Sutel.

Source (in Spanish): Sutel

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