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Costa Rica’s regulator defends its decision on competition

Costa Rican telecoms regulator, Sutel, has ratified its decision to declare the nation’s wireless market competitive, rejecting an appeal from the Ombudsman’s Office of Costa Rica (DHR), reports TeleGeography. “The declaration of effective competition in the wireless market eliminated certain tariff-setting regulations on operators, freeing cellcos to offer a wider variety of plans and offers. The DHR had challenged Sutel’s decision, claiming that price reductions in recent years were due to factors other than competition and accusing the regulator of omitting relevant information from its reports. Sutel has defended its findings, noting that its methodology was supported by anti-trust regulator the Commission for the Promotion of Competition.” Sutel added that its decision was based on a comprehensive analysis of the mobile market, and that the DHR’s chosen approach of focusing on a specific parameter was flawed. Read more

  • Wednesday, 25 October 2017

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