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Scale advantages help Telefonica and Claro to spice up Costa Rican telecom market

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A new research report has revealed that state-owned ICE faces important challenges and opportunities as a result of the recent liberalization and entry of new competitors into Costa Rica’s mobile market.

By the end of 2010, the majority of markets in Latin America saw population penetration exceeding 100 percent.

Against that backdrop, Costa Rica offers America Movil (Claro) and Telefonica the opportunity to close a 30 point penetration gap, with advantageous economies of scale coming from several operations in the region.

Original source: Wireless Federation