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January 13th, 2009
As most of you know, I am generally not a fan of ICE, the nation’s soon to be ex-communications monopoly, but although they are, as usual, about three years late, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) finally gave China’s Huawei Technologies the preliminary OK for a 235-million-dollar contract to install a third-generation (3G) system for 935,000 customers in Costa Rica.
Final approval must come from the Comptroller (Costa Rica’s equivalent to the General Accounting Office) before the deal is finalized. Huawei won in a bidding war against Sweden’s Ericcson and China rival ZTE CorporationCell Phones, Communications, Costa Rica, ICE, Internet, Life in Costa Rica, Living in Costa Rica | Comments (8)