2016 Peru - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Publication Overview

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Peru’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors. Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure developments;
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless);
  • Convergence and Digital Media;
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues;
  • Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences;
  • Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE).

Researcher:- Henry Lancaster
Current publication date:- December 2016 (15th Edition)

Executive Summary

Peru nears completion of National Fibre-Optic Backbone project

Peru’s fixed-line teledensity is among the lowest in South America, at about 9.8%. Obstacles to fixed-line growth include widespread poverty, fixed-to-mobile substitution, expensive telephone services, and geographical inaccessibility in the rugged Andean mountains and lowland Amazon jungles. Nevertheless, the government continues to address these shortcomings through ambitious investment projects aimed at extending telecom infrastructure and services to underserved areas. Contracts have been awarded to develop telecom services to the regions, and by mid-2017 eight regional fibre-based networks will be connected to the National Fibre-Optic Backbone.

Telefónica del Perú dominates the telephony market though the company’s subscriber base has fallen in recent quarters. América Móvil’s Claro occupies a distant second place but its share is growing steadily, reaching about 21% by mid-2016. Americatel Peru, a subsidiary of Entel Chile, is third with about 1.3% market share.

Broadband subscriber penetration in Peru, at about 7% at the end of 2016, is considerably lower than the Latin American average. The shortcoming in broadband penetration is partly due to socio-economic barriers and rugged topography which has made the extension of fixed-line infrastructure in some areas difficult. Perhaps the biggest problem is the lack of market competition, which has made broadband services in Peru among the slowest and most expensive in the region. Solutions are being found in mobile broadband alternatives. In May 2017 spectrum in the 700MHhz band was auctioned, enabling licensees to improve connectivity in urban areas. Licence conditions will deliver mobile broadband to 195 unserved or underserved communities.

Peru’s mobile penetration, broaching 113% by the end of 2016, is on a par with the regional average though this hides the fact that about a fifth of the population has no mobile phone at all, while many Peruvians – especially urban dwellers – have multiple mobile subscriptions.

There is effective competition in the mobile market, with four companies competing: Movistar Perú is the leading player with about 48% of the market, followed by Claro Perú and Entel Perú. Viettel, trading as Bitel, is the fourth mobile network operator. Having launched services in mid-2014 the company had signed up about 2.5 million subscribers by June 2016. Further developments are expected in the MVNO sector, following the launch of services by Virgin Mobile (first MVNO in the country) in September 2016.

This report provides an overview of Peru’s telecom infrastructure, together with profiles of the major fixed-line operators. It includes a wide range of relevant statistics and analyses. The report also reviews the broadband and digital media markets, as well as the mobile voice and data markets, including an assessment of technologies, a profile of operators’ performance and strategies, and subscriber forecasts to 2021.

Key developments:

  • Government signs remaining contracts for regional broadband projects;
  • Additional non-validated SIM cards disconnected in October 2016 in an ongoing process;
  • Virgin Mobile Latin America sets up as an MVNO;
  • Growth in number portability stimulating competition;
  • Claro Perú and Movistar Perú extend TD-LTE in remote areas;
  • Regulator claims MNOs need to provide an additional 7,145 base stations by 2025;
  • Movistar Perú launches VoLTE services;
  • Regulator auctions 700MHz spectrum for LTE services;
  • Olo launches LTE services as a replacement for WiMAX offering;
  • Movistar to deploy converged DOCSIS3.1 and FttP network;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s data updates to June 2016, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q3 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telefónica del Perú (Movistar Perú), América Móvil Perú (Claro Perú), Americatel Perú, Gamacon, IDT, Convergia, Gilat To Home Perú, Rural Telecom, Valtron, and Nextel Perú, Terra Perú, EMax, Olo del Perú (Olo), VelaTel/Perusat, Star Global Com, Best Cable Perú, DirecTV, Entel Perú, Viettel Peru (Bitel), Virgin Mobile.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Key statistics
    • 1.1 Country overview
  • 2. Telecommunications market
    • 2.1 Historical overview
    • 2.2 Market analysis
  • 3. Regulatory environment
    • 3.1 Historical overview
    • 3.2 Regulatory authorities
      • 3.2.1 Ministry of Transport, Communications, Housing and Construction (MTC)
      • 3.2.2 Osiptel
    • 3.3 Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL)
    • 3.4 Multicarrier system
    • 3.5 Interconnect
    • 3.6 Differentiated interconnection charges
    • 3.7 Access
    • 3.8 Number Portability (NP)
    • 3.9 Fixed-line tariffs
    • 3.10 Single concession regime
    • 3.11 Telefónica del Perú’s contract
  • 4. Fixed network operators
    • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.1.1 Local fixed-line service
    • 4.2 Movistar Perú (Telefónica)
    • 4.3 Claro Perú (América Móvil)
    • 4.4 Americatel Perú
    • 4.5 Gilat To Home Perú (GHP)
  • 5. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 5.1 National telecom network
      • 5.1.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 5.1.2 Public payphones
      • 5.1.3 Rural telephony and FITEL
    • 5.2 International infrastructure
      • 5.2.1 Submarine cable networks
      • 5.2.2 Satellite networks
    • 5.3 Infrastructure developments
      • 5.3.1 Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
      • 5.3.2 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
      • 5.3.3 CDMA 450
    • 5.4 Wholesale
  • 6. Broadband market
    • 6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
      • 6.1.1 Market analysis
      • 6.1.2 Broadband statistics
    • 6.2 Forecasts – fixed broadband market - 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 6.2.1 Cabinas públicas
      • 6.2.2 Government initiatives
    • 6.3 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • 6.4 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
    • 6.5 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • 6.6 Other fixed broadband services
      • 6.6.1 Fixed wireless
      • 6.6.2 Satellite broadband
  • 7. Digital media
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Cable TV
    • 7.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
    • 7.4 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
    • 7.5 Communications: VoIP
  • 8. Digital economy
    • 8.1 e-Commerce
  • 9. Mobile communications
    • 9.1 Market analysis
    • 9.2 Mobile statistics
      • 9.2.1 General statistics
      • 9.2.2 Mobile voice
      • 9.2.3 Mobile data
      • 9.2.4 Mobile broadband
      • 9.2.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 9.3 Regulatory issues
      • 9.3.1 Spectrum regulations
      • 9.3.2 Spectrum auctions and awards
      • 9.3.3 Mobile licence renewals
      • 9.3.4 SIM card registration
      • 9.3.5 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 9.3.6 Roaming
      • 9.3.7 Infrastructure deployment
    • 9.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 9.4.1 Introduction
      • 9.4.2 Digital networks
      • 9.4.3 Other infrastructure developments
    • 9.5 Major mobile operators
      • 9.5.1 Movistar Perú (Telefónica Móviles Perú)
      • 9.5.2 Claro Perú (América Móvil)
      • 9.5.3 Entel Perú
      • 9.5.4 Viettel Peru (Bitel)
      • 9.5.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 9.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 9.6.1 m-commerce
      • Table 1 – Country statistics Peru – 2016 (e)
      • Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2016 (e)
      • Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2016 (e)
      • Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2016 (e)
      • Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2016 (e)
      • Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
      • Table 7 – Evolution of GDP in Peru – 2000 - 2015
      • Table 8 –GDP and telecom revenue (S/.) – 2006 - 2015
      • Table 9 – Fixed and mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2017
      • Table 10 – Historic - Fixed and mobile market share - 1997 - 2009
      • Table 11 – Fixed and mobile market share - 2004 - 2017
      • Table 12 – Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2005 - 2015
      • Table 13 – Operator concessions by service - 2007 - 2015
      • Table 14 – Telecommunications revenue – 2001 - 2016
      • Table 15 – Telecommunications sector investment – 2010 - 2014
      • Table 16 – Annual change in telecom service connections, by type – 2010 - 2015
      • Table 17 – Fixed lines in service – operator market share – 2001 - 2016
      • Table 18 – Movistar financial data by service (S/.) – 2014 - 2016
      • Table 19 – Movistar financial data (€) – 2013 - 2016
      • Table 20 – Movistar – fixed-line accesses – 2001 - 2016
      • Table 21 – Claro – fixed lines in service – 2001 - 2016
      • Table 22 – Claro – fixed-line revenue – 2009 - 2016
      • Table 23 – Americatel Peru revenue ($) – 2011 - 2015
      • Table 24 – Americatel Peru revenue (ChS/– 2012 - 2015
      • Table 25 – Fixed-line subscriptions – 2001 - 2017
      • Table 26 – Public telephones – 1998- 2016
      • Table 27 – International bandwidth –2000 - 2015
      • Table 28 – Fixed wireless lines in service –2008 - 2016
      • Table 29 – Broadband market share by operator – 2007 - 2016
      • Table 30 – Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate – 1997 - 2009
      • Table 31 – Internet users and user penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
      • Table 32 – Historic - Broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 1999 - 2009
      • Table 33 – Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2010 - 2017
      • Table 34 – Fixed broadband technologies – market share – 2000 - 2016
      • Table 35 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • Table 36 – Cable modem subscribers – 2000 - 2017
      • Table 37 – DSL subscribers – 2000 - 2017
      • Table 38 – Telefónica broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2016
      • Table 39 – WiMAX broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
      • Table 40 – Satellite broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
      • Table 41 – Historic - Pay TV subscribers – 1994 - 2009
      • Table 42 – Pay TV subscribers – 2010 - 2017
      • Table 43 – Pay TV operators’ market share – 2002 - 2016
      • Table 44 – Pay TV subscribers by operator – 2002 - 2016
      • Table 45 – Movistar pay TV subscribers – 2013 - 2016
      • Table 46 – Cable TV penetration – 2005 - 2016
      • Table 47 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2009
      • Table 48 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
      • Table 49 – Mobile market share by operator – 2001 - 2016
      • Table 50 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 2004 - 2016
      • Table 51 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers – 2004 - 2016
      • Table 52 – Historic - SMS by operator – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 53 – Active mobile broadband subscribers (modem, USB) and penetration – 2009 - 2016
      • Table 54 – Mobile internet penetration by population – 2014 – 2016
      • Table 55 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • Table 56 – Movistar Peru – mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2016
      • Table 57 – Movistar Peru mobile revenue – 2001 - 2016
      • Table 58 – Claro Peru mobile revenue – 2009 - 2016
      • Table 59 – Claro Peru – mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2016
      • Table 60 – Entel Peru subscribers – 2001 - 2016
      • Table 61 – Entel Peru subscribers by type – 2013 – 2015
      • Table 62 – Entel Peru revenue (ChS/.) – 2013 – 2016
      • Table 63 – Entel Peru revenue ($) – 2013 – 2016
      • Table 64 – Viettel Peru mobile subscribers – 2014 - 2016
      • Chart 1 – Fixed and mobile subscribers at a glance – 2005 - 2017
      • Chart 2 – Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2005 – 2015
      • Chart 3 – Fixed lines in service – operator market share – 2001 – 2016
      • Chart 4 – Fixed-line subscriptions – 2000 – 2017
      • Chart 5 – Operators’ market share at a glance – 2007 - 2016
      • Chart 6 – Internet users and user penetration rate – 2005 – 2017
      • Chart 7 – Broadband subscribers and population penetration – 2005 – 2017
      • Chart 8 – Fixed broadband technologies – market share at a glance – 2003 - 2016
      • Chart 9 – Pay TV market share at a glance – 2009 - 2016
      • Chart 10 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2017
      • Chart 11 – Mobile market share by operator – 2001 - 2016
      • Exhibit 1 – Map of Peru
      • Exhibit 2 – Telefónica del Perú at a glance
      • Exhibit 3 – Movistar rebranding
      • Exhibit 4 – Claro Perú at a glance
      • Exhibit 5 – América Móvil Perú/Telmex Perú – company history
      • Exhibit 6 – Bands and spectrum
      • Exhibit 7 – Mobile Perú at a glance

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