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ICE denounces telecom regulator for hiring lawyers who worked with private competitors

Union leaders are seeking the dismissal of all members of the Telecommunications Superintendency Council for an alleged conflict of interest.

Costa Rican Electricity Institute appeals ₡2 billion fine by regulators

ICE's appeal calls the SUTEL action illegal, inconsistent and flawed due to a “lack of proof and evidence to justify the sanction.” It also argues that ICE’s promotions did not cause any of its competitors to exit the market or block entry to new competitors.

Costa Rica’s telecom regulator sanctions state-owned ICE for unfair competition

ICE was ordered to pay a ₡2.2 billion ($4 million) fine for unfair competition through a discount program aimed at attracting prepaid mobile phone users.

Apple quarterly profit soars on iPhone sales

NEW YORK – Apple on Monday reported a 33-percent rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China. The California tech giant said profit rose to $13.6 billion, lifted by sales of 61 million iPhones in the first three months of the year.

President Solís to weigh in on proposed changes to Internet rates

President Luis Guillermo Solís has asked Guy de Teramond, a former minister of science and technology and one of the pioneers of the Internet in Costa Rica, and Alonso Castro, director of the University of Costa Rica’s Informatics Center, to help him draft an official recommendation regarding a proposed new model for pricing mobile Internet usage.

Mobile users angry over proposed change in Internet rates

The Telecommunications Superintendency (SUTEL) on July 1 will hold a public hearing to propose a change in the way carriers charge for mobile Internet services. But angry customers are getting ready to fight back.

4G mobile network available in Costa Rica in March; iPhone customers will have to wait

The state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute on Wednesday unveiled options for new 4G LTE mobile network services under its trademark Kölbi. Service will be available in March to some mobile users, while iPhone owners will have to wait another month.
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