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Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Level of Competition 2014
ServiceCompetition
Local servicesMonopoly
Domestic fixed long distN/A
Inter-national fixed long distFull competition
Wireless local loopMonopoly
DataFull competition
DSLMonopoly
Cable modemFull competition
VSATFull competition
Leased linesFull competition
Fixed Wireless BroadbandFull competition
MobilePartial competition
Pagingn/a
Cable TVFull competition
Fixed satFull competition
Mobile satPartial competition
GMPCSn/a
IMT 2000Partial competition
Internet servicesFull competition
Inter-national gatewaysFull competition
ICT Statistics 2013
Population 4'872'166
GDP$ 49'620'771'755
Fixed-telephone 19.88
Mobile-cellular 145.97
Mobile-broadband [2010] 2.86
Individuals using the Internet 45.96
Fixed (wired)-broadband 9.74
Households with computer 51.01
Households with Internet 46.71
Tariff Policies 2014
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 2014
Regulatory Authority

Name Superintendencia de Telecomunicaicones (SUTEL)
Address Salida a Guachipelín Escazú, Edificio Multipark, Contiguo a Construplaza, Edificio Tapantí, tercer piso.
City San José, Costa Rica
Phone (506) 4000-0000
Fax (506) 2215-6821
Email info@sutel.go.cr
Website www.sutel.go.cr

Policy Maker

Name Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones
Address B° Tournón, Edificio Los Almendros, entre la estación de buses del Atlántico y la ULACIT, diagonal al Banco HSBC
City San José, Costa Rica
Phone (506) 2211-1200
Fax (506) 2211-1280
Email consultas@telecom.go.cr
Website www.telecom.go.cr

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