Telecoms news from Costa Rica
Consumer electronics distributor, Ingram Micro has announced the opening of a new facility in Costa Rica, creating some 300 local jobs. ...more.
Costa Rica's telecoms regulator, Sutel, has selected Aircom's Asset tool to analyse and benchmark the performance of the country's mobile network infrastructure. ...more.
The two new mobile networks in Costa Rica have signed up around 500,000 customers since they launched last December. ...more.
State-owned ICE faces important challenges and opportunities as a result of the recent liberalization and entry of new competitors into Costa Rica's mobile market, ...more.
An appeal by Alcatel-Lucent to move a bribery court case from the USA to Costa Rica has been upheld by the Circuit Court in Miami, against the wishes of Costa Rica's Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE). ...more.
Costa Rica's former monopoly mobile network operator, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) says that it will look to expand overseas as it faces competition in its home market for the first time later this year ...more.
Costa Rica's monopoly for mobile phone services held by the state-owned Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has been broken after the regulator finally awarded mobile licenses to Telefonica and America Movil. ...more.
Alcatel-Lucent has settled a long-running bribery case with the USA's Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. ...more.
The awarding of a mobile operator license in Costa Rica has been pushed back again to the middle of next January, marking the latest in a series of delays in breaking the monopoly held by the state-owned ICE. ...more.
Costa Rica's Comptroller General's Office has instructed the telecoms regulator, Sutel to update the bidding document for the forthcoming mobile license tenders following complaints from some of the bidders about the tender document. ...more.
Around 73,000 users of an older TDMA network in Costa Rica are refusing to switch to the newer GSM network, despite several months of network problems. ...more.
Costa Rica's telecoms regulator, Sutel has published the bidding rules for the tender to operate one of up to three mobile phone networks. ...more.
Costa Rica's telecommunications market offers opportunities with its new liberalization, opening the door for competition across all segments and boosting mobile penetration to 136 percent by 2015 with prepaid subscriptions, ...more.
Costa Rica's telecommunications provider, El Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has filed a complaint in Miami, Florida, against Alcatel-Lucent relating to bribery allegations affecting a former mobile network contract. ...more.
Ex-Costa Rican leader goes on trial in bribery case that led to his resignation as OAS chief ...more.
Alcatel-Lucent has agreed to pay US$10 to settle a long-running corruption case in Costa Rica. The company had been accused on paying bribes to the former Costa Rican President, Miguel Angel Rodriguez and other government officials to win a US$149 million contract from the state-owned telco, ICE in 2001 ...more.
Costa Rica has announced details of plans to break the telecoms monopoly held by he state-owned Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and introduce competition into the mobile phone market. ...more.
This weekend, the Costa Rican mobile network operator, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is asking its subscribers to turn off their phones on Saturday night as it switches its network from older infrastructure to a newer platform. ...more.
DragonWave says that it has won a Ethernet backhaul contract for IBW's new WiMAX business services in Costa Rica. ...more.
Caribbean mobile operator Digicel is planning to bid for a mobile operator license in Costa Rica when the licenses are sold next year. ...more.