Sole bidder for 3G contract

5 Aug 2008

BNamericas writes that Chinese equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is the sole bidder for a contract to supply 3G equipment to Costa Rican telco ICE. According to local press reports, Huawei was the only company to present a formal offer to install a 3G/3.5G network with a capacity for 1.5 million lines, 554 base stations, 500,000 handsets and a pre-paid billing platform. Huawei bid USD583 million for the contract, more than double ICE’s original target price of USD225 million. It is not known whether ICE has accepted Huawei’s offer.

Costa Rica, Grupo ICE (Kolbi), Huawei Technologies