Telefonica’s Movistar and America Movil’s Claro units are reported to have picked-up authorisation to launch their operations in the Costa Rican market, once they pay the relevant licence fees. According to Telecompaper, Telefonica is paying US$95 million for its 850MHz, 1800MHz, and 2100MHz frequencies, while America Movil is paying US$75 million for its 1800MHz and 2100MHz spectrum.