Tag Archives: Sutel

Sutel approves Millicom-Telefonica merger in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel), responsible for regulating the telecommunications market in Costa Rica, approved the merger request presented by Millicom Cable Costa Rica S.A. and Telefonica de Costa Rica S.A. in an official statement.  The operation was approved by Sutel because, according to the regulator, there is no evidence of potential anti-competitive effects [...]

Costa Rica adds pay TV subscribers and loses FTA accesses in 2018

In its 2018 Telecommunications Statistics Report, Costa Rican Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel) recorded 883,883 pay TV subscribers in the country. Clients in the market has been rising in the last five years and, related to 2017, it added 51,976 subscribers.  According to what Sutel officially reported, Costa Rican pay TV recorded 732,546 subscribers. The previous mentioned [...]

Telefonica Costa Rica and Tigo’s merger is in economic analysis phase

The authorization request for Telefonica Costa Rica and Millicoms merger -which operates in Latin America under the Tigo brand- made a two-steps more advance in the process, which is still being developed at the Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel). According to the entity, the request has already finished the admissibility phase and the economic analysis was started. [...]

ICE to assume Cable Vision’s operations in Costa Rica on September 1st

Costa Rican Electricity Institutes (ICE) Board of Directors defined that the pay TV and residential internet company Cable Vision will give its operation rights and obligations to it, in order to strengthen services offered by the cable company. It has ceded ts rights to ICE on April 10th, and will take on its operations, services [...]

Sutel approves acquisition of Cabletica by Liberty

Costa Rica’s Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel) has approved the acquisition of Cabletica by Liberty Latin America, announced in February, for CRC 143 billion (approximately USD 250 million). Now, Liberty and Televisora de Costa Rica, the current owner of the operator, must comply with the agreed conditions to conclude the deal, reported local newspaper El Financiero. The [...]

Tigo no desiste en su interés por expandirse en Costa RicaTigo does not desists in its interest to expand in Costa Rica

La empresa de telecomunicaciones Tigo (Millicom) en Costa Rica continúa analizando opciones de compra para expandir su presencia en ese país en los mercados de TV paga y banda ancha, luego del revés que le significó el impedimento gubernamental para comprar el operador de TV paga Telecable. En abril de 2015, la Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones [...]

Claro ya es el tercer mayor operador de TV paga en Costa RicaClaro is already the third pay-TV provider in Costa Rica

De acuerdo al último informe de la Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) de Costa Rica, Claro (América Móvil) superó los 115 mil suscriptores en su servicio de TV paga al término de 2014. Así, se convirtió en poco más de dos años en el tercer mayor operador de ese país al alcanzar un market share de [...]

Costa Rica no le aprobó a Tigo la compra de TelecableCosta Rica did not approve Tigo's purchase of Telecable

La Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) de Costa Rica no le autorizó a Tigo (Millicom) la adquisición del operador de TV paga Telecable. La solicitud se había realizado en diciembre del año pasado. En un comunicado de prensa, Millicom señaló que está evaluando la posibilidad que tiene para apelar el fallo, aunque no informó cuáles fueron [...]

Tigo comprará Telecable en Costa RicaTigo to acquire Telecable in Costa Rica

La compañía de telecomunicaciones Tigo (Millicom) solicitó a la Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) de Costa Rica autorización para adquirir al operador de TV paga, Internet y telefonía Telecable. El objetivo es dinamizar el mercado y “volverlo más competitivo”, comentó el Vocero local de Tigo, Norman Chaves, al diario El Financiero. Tigo es desde hace varios [...]