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Firms fight over Internet project in Costa Rica

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A legal dispute will force Costa Rica's state owned ICE to delay its new high-speed Internet service, Costa Rican daily La República reported.

The problems stems from a project to install fibre-optic called RANGE, which caused Lucent Technologies to take China's Huawei to court.

U.S. company Lucent Technologies had offered ICE to carry out the project for $28.4 million, however, the state-owned company decided to take Huawei's more expensive offer of $28.8 million, on technical and compatibility grounds.

Full story (in Spanish)