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 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 December 2018, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, 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

  • Key statistics

  • Country overview

  • Telecommunications market

    • Historical overview
    • Market analysis
    • Telecom Maturity Index by tier
      • Top-tier – Market Leaders
      • Middle-tier – Market Challengers
      • Bottom-tier – Market Emergents
      • South America Telecom Maturity Index
      • Central America Telecom Maturity Index
    • TMI versus GDP
    • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
    • Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historical overview
    • Regulatory authorities
      • Ministry of Transport, Communications, Housing and Construction (MTC)
      • Osiptel
    • Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL)
    • Interconnect
    • Access
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Single concession regime
  • Fixed-network operators

    • Movistar Perú (Telefónica)
    • Claro Perú (América Móvil)
    • Americatel Perú
    • Gilat To Home Perú (GHP)
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • National telecom network
      • Fixed-line statistics
      • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
    • International infrastructure
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • 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 – Fixed and mobile market share of connections - 2010 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2005 – 2017
  • Table 6 – Operator concessions by service - 2007 – 2015
  • Table 7 – Telecommunications revenue – 2001 – 2017
  • Table 8 – Telecommunications sector investment – 2010 – 2015
  • Table 9 – Annual change in telecom service connections, by type – 2010 – 2015
  • Table 10 – Fixed lines in service – operator market share – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Movistar financial data by service (S/.) – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 12 – Movistar financial data (€) – 2013 – 2019
  • Table 13 – Movistar – fixed-line accesses – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 14 – Claro – fixed line RGUs – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 15 – Claro financial data – 2011 - 2019
  • Table 16 – Claro – fixed-line revenue – 2009 - 2019
  • Table 17 – Americatel Peru financial data (ChS/) – 2012 – 2019
  • Table 18 – Americatel Peru financial data ($) – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 19 – Americatel Peru fixed lines – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 20 – Fixed-line subscriptions – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 21 – Fixed wireless lines in service –2008 – 2018
  • Table 22 – International bandwidth –2000 – 2016

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2005 – 2017
  • Chart 2 – Latin America – Overall Telecoms Maturity Index
  • Chart 3 – Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Leaders Category
  • Chart 4 – Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Challengers Category
  • Chart 5 – Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Laggards Category
  • Chart 6 – South America –Telecoms Maturity Index by country
  • Chart 7 – Central America –Telecoms Maturity Index by country
  • Chart 8 – Latin America Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 9 – Latin America mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 – Latin America fixed broadband penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 11 – Fixed lines in service – operator market share – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 12 – Movistar financial data by service (S/.) – 2014 – 2018
  • Chart 13 – Movistar financial data (€) – 2013 – 2019
  • Chart 14 – Claro financial data – 2011 - 2019
  • Chart 15 – Fixed-line subscriptions – 2009 – 2019

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Map of Peru
  • Exhibit 2 – Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 3 – South America - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 4 – Central America - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country

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Number of pages 64

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Last updated 23 May 2019
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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