Peru - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Peru’s fixed-line teledensity remains among the lowest in South America. 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. The Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL) provides subsidies for telecom services in rural areas and other places that provide marginal returns for private providers.

The government is addressing these shortcomings via ambitious investment plans to deploy telecom infrastructure and services in underserved areas. Contracts have been awarded to develop telecom services to the regions. Most of the work was complete by the end of 2017, when eight regional fibre-based networks were connected to the National Fibre-Optic Backbone (Red Dorsal Nacional de Fibra Optica, or RDNFO). However, there remain delays in connecting supplementary networks to the RDNFO, while competition from private networks has prompted the Ministry of Communications in late 2018 to re-evaluate the economic modelling of the project.

Movistar dominates the telephony market though its subscriber base has fallen in recent quarters. Claro Peru occupies a distant second place but its share is growing steadily, while Americatel Peru, a subsidiary of Entel Chile, is also active in the market though its share is small.

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.

Key developments:

  • MTC reviews economic conditions of the public fibre backbone network;
  • Investment agency ProInversion opens tender for $163.7 million 5,336km cable infrastructure project;
  • Government signs remaining contracts for regional broadband projects;
  • Telefónica Peru invests $1.8 billion in infrastructure, focused on broadband, pay TV, and data;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s data updates to June 2018, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q3 2018, 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.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Country overview
  • 4. Telecommunications market
    • 4.1 Historical overview
    • 4.2 Market analysis
  • 5. Regulatory environment
    • 5.1 Historical overview
    • 5.2 Regulatory authorities
      • 5.2.1 Ministry of Transport, Communications, Housing and Construction (MTC)
      • 5.2.2 Osiptel
    • 5.3 Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL)
    • 5.4 Interconnect
    • 5.5 Access
    • 5.6 Number Portability (NP)
    • 5.7 Single concession regime
  • 6. Fixed-network operators
    • 6.1 Movistar Perú (Telefónica)
    • 6.2 Claro Perú (América Móvil)
    • 6.3 Americatel Perú
    • 6.4 Gilat To Home Perú (GHP)
  • 7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 7.1 National telecom network
      • 7.1.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 7.1.2 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
    • 7.2 International infrastructure
      • 7.2.1 Submarine cable networks
      • 7.2.2 Satellite networks
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Peru – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Evolution of GDP in Peru – 2000 - 2018
  • Table 3 –GDP and telecom revenue (S/.) – 2006 - 2015
  • Table 4 – Historic - Fixed and mobile market share of connections - 1997 - 2009
  • Table 5 – Fixed and mobile market share of connections - 2004 - 2018
  • Table 6 – Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2005 - 2017
  • Table 7 – Operator concessions by service - 2007 - 2015
  • Table 8 – Telecommunications revenue – 2001 - 2017
  • Table 9 – Telecommunications sector investment – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Annual change in telecom service connections, by type – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 11 – Fixed lines in service – operator market share – 2001 - 2018
  • Table 12 – Movistar financial data by service (S/.) – 2014 - 2018
  • Table 13 – Movistar financial data (€) – 2013 - 2018
  • Table 14 – Movistar – fixed-line accesses – 2001 - 2018
  • Table 15 – Claro – fixed line RGUs – 2001 - 2018
  • Table 16 – Claro – fixed-line revenue – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 17 – Americatel Peru revenue (ChS/) – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 18 – Americatel Peru fixed lines – 2011 - 2018
  • Table 19 – Fixed-line subscriptions – 2001 - 2018
  • Table 20 – Fixed wireless lines in service –2008 - 2018
  • Table 21 – International bandwidth –2000 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2005 – 2017
  • Chart 2 – Fixed lines in service – operator market share – 2001 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Movistar financial data by service (S/.) – 2014 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Fixed-line subscriptions – 2000 – 2018
  • Exhibit 1 – Map of Peru

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Last updated 8 Nov 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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