Costa Rica

ICE and a network slice; state telco to serve up indigenous coverage
Grupo ICE to test 5G in November
Sutel approves Millicom’s Movistar takeover
ICE will finally assume control of Cable Vision assets on 1 September 2019
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Millicom to consolidate new units before additional M&A
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Millicom agrees USD1.65bn deal for Telefonica assets in Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica
Liberty-Millicom talks failed over cash component, debt concerns, sources say
Telefonica to break up Central American operations for quick sale
Liberty Latin America terminates Millicom takeover talks
Telecable secures Cable Costa takeover approval
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Movistar raided in Costa Rican tax probe
AT&T, Millicom, LLA, Entel interested in Telefonica assets
Telecable seeks approval for Cable Costa takeover
Liberty completes Cabletica acquisition
Telefonica mulling sale of Mexican, Central American units
Movistar launches 'LTE Pro', Claro plans '4.5G' launch by 2019
Sutel greenlights Tigo acquisitions
Tigo looking to snap up two regional cablecos
Claro LTE-A network now live in Costa Rica
Sutel approves Liberty Latin America takeover of Cabletica
Kolbi starts FTTH rollout work in Heredia
Kolbi upgrades mobile, broadband networks
Claro, Movistar complete spectrum purchase
ICE lines up fibre expansion
LLA agrees to acquire majority interest in Cabletica
Comptroller greenlights spectrum allocation
Central America catch-up: ICE plots regional expansion; Hondutel mobile base dwindles; Nicaraguan 4G on the rise
Kolbi to inaugurate LTE-A this month
Sutel rejects ombudsman’s appeal, ratifies declaration of competition
Sutel sets minimum speed of 256kbps, repeals fair usage policy
Ombudsman challenges mobile market competitiveness ruling
Sutel declares wireless market competitive
Court orders Sutel to alter ‘fair use’ policy
Kolbi adds 452 new LTE sites
Sutel opens consultation on competition in mobile market
Movistar/Claro win new frequencies in 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands
Sutel clears Claro, Movistar for spectrum auction
Coopesantos to launch residential FTTH services
Claro, Movistar weigh in for spectrum auction
Sutel delays spectrum sale to 11 May
Costa Rican 1800MHz, 1900MHz, 2100MHz bid deadline delayed until 20 April
Tigo Star receives mixed response on auction complaints
Tigo eyes potential acquisition targets, sees opportunities for mobile network launch
Kolbi to spend USD91m on NGA broadband networks
Tigo eyes Costa Rican mobile spectrum
Costa Rica to use digital dividend spectrum for mobile broadband
Costa Rica to use national road network for fibre deployment
Telefonica, ZTE deploy vIMS in LatAm ahead of VoLTE rollout
Sutel to auction 1800MHz, 1900MHz/2100MHz spectrum
Sutel to lift controls on four markets
Sutel recommends lifting pricing controls in several markets
Regulators reject anti-competitive roaming allegations
Costa Rica plans multi-band spectrum auction in H1 2017
MICITT begins briefing local governments to ease network deployment
Claro and Kolbi selected for Fonatel projects
Kolbi rolls out LTE to 24 new areas
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Court rejects Tigo’s Telecable takeover lawsuit
Cabletica launches 100Mbps broadband in Cartago
Sutel to determine terms for spectrum sale
Costa Rica’s Telecable DOCSIS 3.0 upgrade goes live in March
Kolbi cries foul over Sutel pricing discrepancy
Sutel delays decision on market competitiveness until November
Tigo takes Sutel to court over Telecable merger
Costa Rica gears up for spectrum auction
Telefonica to expand LatAm pay-TV presence; AT&T considers DirecTV options
ICE to invest USD19.9m on 4G expansion
Cellcos call for Sutel to speed up deregulation of tariffs
Kolbi refuses IXP connection
Netsys FTTH rollout coincides with flurry of fibre activity in Costa Rica
Operator puts fine on ICE whilst court hears evidence
ICE hit with USD4m fine for anti-competitive offer
Jasec to officially open FTTH network
ICE brings Cable Vision under Kolbi banner
Tigo/TeleCable merger shot down by Sutel
(Fibre-to-the)-home on the RANGE: ICE set to launch FTTH in September
Coopeguanacaste to launch FTTH services
Japi renews fight with regulator
ICE to launch FTTH in mid-2015
Tigo seeks regulator permission for TeleCable acquisition
RACSA expecting losses of USD5 million for 2014
RACSA to shut down residential services in 2015
ICE telecom chief announces Kolbi LTE expansion, spells out future for RACSA, Full, Cable Vision
Sutel to launch voluntary pre-paid mobile user registry
Costa Rica to get FNP by June 2015
Mobile broadband narrows digital divide
Trio pledge to expand 4G coverage; Sutel to lower price ceiling for internet services
Sutel launches nationwide spectrum monitoring system
Trapped under ICE: state-owned parent takes the helm to revive RACSA
Central America catch-up: Sutel to auction 70MHz of spectrum in CR; Yota licence terms refreshed; Telcor installs rural infrastructure; Tigo Star goes live in Guatemala; Honduran MNP stats revealed
Sutel simplifies roaming costs
Ericsson sole LTE provider for Claro Costa Rica
Tigo launches DTH
Movistar joins 4G market
ICE tells customers to chill out over Sutel’s mobile data measures
Sutel to consider flat rate for mobile internet
MIC reveals new broadband brand
Claro to launch LTE next month
Kolbi launches 4G handset services
Smartphone penetration hits 40%
RACSA snaps up MVNO
Movistar passes 1m subs, plans LTE launch in H1 2014
Kolbi takes over Cable Vision
MNP goes live
Kolbi launches 4G offerings
IBW given green light to operate through spat with regulator
ICE gets green light for 4G
Sutel green-lights tariff ceiling increase
Mobile internet use passes 50% penetration
Cellcos call for greater clarity on spectrum management
ICE launches LTE network
Costa Rica plans for spectrum sale
NP back on track, launch set for 30 Nov
ICE appeals against MNP administrator selection
New players call for fresh spectrum auction
ICE challenges Sutel MNP decision
Informatica chosen to handle MNP
MNP plows ahead, despite objections from ICE
Telcos required to stop ‘spam’ calls
Sutel to choose firm for MNP
ICE loses payphones to cut costs
RACSA launches VOD service
Fonatel launches first rollout project
Sutel signs up Aircom for network analysis tool
RACSA set to launch VOD, IPTV
RACSA bolstered by loan from parent company
Sutel reverses decision on ICE spectrum
Cold as ICE: Sutel orders the return of 350MHz of spectrum as part of Cable Vision takeover
Fonatel to back rural rollout, ICE customers face maintenance disruption
Sutel dismisses ICE request to delay MNP
RACSA finalises agreement with Via Europa for FTTH rollout
Rollout requirements dropped whilst Costa Rica cuts red tape
Telecoms to move ministry
Amnet adopts Tigo name
Amnet set for a change of name
Fortumo favours the brave; mobile payment solutions now available in Guatemala, Costa Rica
End of the ICE age? MNP due by end-2012
Companies express interest in Fonatel projects
Sutel warns of network rollout delays
IBW taps PeerApp to accelerate content delivery, reduce network congestion
Sutel frees up telecoms pricing structure
New network rollouts stalled
IBW stages MVNO negotiations across Central America
RACSA looking into Cablevision tie-up
On thin ICE; Sutel unhappy with network coverage
RACSA reduces FTTH plans after losing partner
ICE adds string to its bow with quad-play capability
ICE thaw opens up wireless sector
America Movil aiming to launch before Telefonica
Costa Rica delays MNP
RACSA to begin FTTH deployment in mid-2012
Movistar leads up to full launch
ICE considers early LTE launch
San Jose triple-play
Second MVNO for Costa Rica
IBW rolls out WiMAX network
Movistar and Claro get green light, expect delays
Costa Rican broadband strategy revealed
Future uncertain for Costa Rica’s GSM network
Cabletica launches MVNO
TDMA network to be switched off today
Telefonica and AM bag wireless licences
ICE offers TDMA subs free 2G or 3G phones
ICE Celular seeks ‘partner’
Wireless licences attract usual faces
MVNO planned for new year
Sutel postpones wireless licence deadline to 14 December
Mobile tender still on schedule, only one confirmed bidder
Regulatory uncertainty may delay wireless liberalisation
TDMA users resist network switch
Sutel calls for wireless licence bids by 5 November
RACSA plans broadband investment
Ericsson and CableTica to build and operate NGN
Bad news x2 for Alca-Lu
SUTEL calls for bids for wireless concessions
ICE to call time on TDMA network
Wireless auction finally gets green light
Price ceilings for all
Amino secures ICE IPTV deal
Wireless auction delayed indefinitely
Sutel postpones publication of bidding rules for mobile
Alca-Lu settles corruption case with USD10 million payment
Sutel to launch wireless tender in April
3G spectrum auction to move ahead
ICE: IPTV planned for mid-2010
Six ISPs get green light
Trio of cellco licences by April 2010, ministry says
44 apply for ISP licences
ICE to subsume RACSA
ICE reluctantly pays regulatory dues
ICE begins GSM allocation
Eight companies pass first hurdle to offer telecoms services
ICE won’t play nice with upstart VoIP provider
ICE awards Airspan WiMAX contract
Huawei wins ICE 3G contract
Alvarion awarded Costa Rican WiMAX contract
ICE inks USD50m GSM contract with Ericsson
Huawei lowest bidder in ICE tender for 3G platform
Trio object to ICE 3G bidding rules
MIC completes acquisition of Amnet
ICE selects Gilat's SkyEdge broadband satellite network
ICE to connect to fourth submarine network
Sole bidder for 3G contract
World Bank studying USD27 million loan proposal for telecoms sector
Global Crossing connects Costa Rica to PAC
Liberalisation law signed
ICE ponders purchase of more GSM lines to meet demand
Congress approves law that eliminates ICE monopoly
Eight vie for 3G contract
ICE vs Alca-Lu: vendor offers to settle dispute
CABEI to finance ICE's 3G network
RACSA to offer WiMAX
Congress approves motion to open fixed line sector
ICE campaigns against fixed line liberalisation
ICE signs USD65 million contract with Ericsson for 300,000 new GSM lines
ICE celebrates GPRS launch
ICE plans GSM tender
New telecoms regulator in place by year-end
ICE plans tender for a million mobile lines
Global Crossing and ICE reach landing agreement
America Movil looks to expand footprint
Liberalisation 'likely' to be delayed
ICE releases 250,000 new GSM lines
ICE’s USD59 million fibre-optic project gets go-ahead
Racsa steps up wireless internet plans
ICE awards backbone contract to ECI Telecom
Mobile lines finally dry up for ICE
ICE GSM lines face further delays
Costa Rica telecoms market liberalisation inches closer
ICE’s GSM sale pushed back to year-end
ICE obtains USD24 million loan for fibre network
First-come first-served in queue for ICE
ICE to offer ADSL connections
Cable broadband price cut on the cards
Ericsson’s on-off ICE contract upheld after court battle
Government split over ICE reform bill
Ericsson to serve ICE with long-awaited rollout
ICE considers regulating Costa Rican VoIP, in contrast to Europe
ICE plans 600,000 new mobile lines
ICE told to honour Ericsson contract
ICE sees strong mobile growth
Ericsson appeals to Costa Rican courts over contract debacle
Ericsson loses ICE contract
Monthly call time is third highest worldwide
ICE to buy 600,000 GSM lines
ICE acts to meet demand for GSM
Agreement paves way for telecoms liberalisation
ICE to reject GSM infrastructure bids
Telecoms exempt from free trade agreement
ICE to deploy next-generation optical solutions
ICE reinstates ECI
ICE freed of ‘budget surplus’ regulation