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Costa Rica telecoms see hurdles with state firm

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Private telecommunications companies in Costa Rica are at a disadvantage to the state-run operator two years after a government monopoly ended, said Victor Garcia, an executive with America Movil's local unit.

The playing field has not been leveled, there are institutional asymmetries that operate fundamentally against the newcomers," said García.

Claro's reach is limited by restrictions at the municipal level on installing infrastructure and a more limited radio spectrum to provide data services compared to state-run ICE, Garcia said.

Source: Bloomberg