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Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Level of Competition 2012
ServiceCompetition
Local servicesMonopoly
Domestic fixed long distMonopoly
Inter-national fixed long distMonopoly
Wireless local loopFull competition
DataFull competition
DSLFull competition
Cable modemFull competition
VSATFull competition
Leased linesFull competition
Fixed Wireless BroadbandFull competition
MobileFull competition
Pagingn/a
Cable TVFull competition
Fixed satN/A
Mobile satFull competition
GMPCSn/a
IMT 2000Full competition
Internet servicesFull competition
Inter-national gatewaysFull competition
ICT Statistics 2013
Population 4'872'166
GDP$ [2012] 45'107'420'042
Fixed-telephone 19.86
Mobile-cellular 145.97
Mobile-broadband [2010] 2.86
Individuals using the Internet 45.96
Fixed (wired)-broadband 9.72
Households with computer 51.01
Households with Internet 46.71
Tariff Policies 2013
Cost model to determine prices of regulated services
  • Yes
Accounting separation situation
  • Planned
Tariff Rebalancing of fixed telephony services implemented
  • Yes
Type of costs on which the cost model is based
Traditional Retail services Traditional Wholesale services
Historical costs
Current costs
Other
Cost allocation methodology
Traditional Retail services Traditional Wholesale services
Fully Distributed Costs (FDC)
Long-Run Incremental Costs (LRIC)
Other
Approach applied
Retail services Wholesale services
Top-down
Bottom-up
Hybrid
Other
Regulatory Information 2012
Regulatory Authority

Name Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL)
Address Guachipelín de Escazú, Oficentro Multipark, Guachipelín de Escazú
City San José
Phone (506) 4000-0000
Fax (506) 2215-68-21
Email info@sutel.go.cr
Website www.sutel.go.cr

Policy Maker

Name Ministerio de Ambiente Energía y Telecomunicaciones
Address Bº Tournón, edificio Los Almendros, entre la estación de buses del Atlántico y la ULACIT, diagonal al Banco HSBC
City San José
Phone (506) 2211-1224
Fax (506) 2211-1280
Email info@minaet.go.cr
Website www.telecom.go.cr

Status of the main fixed-line operators
OperatorStatus
Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE)State-owned
Ninguno 

 

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