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Peru - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts


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Peru - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

Broadband subscriber penetration in Peru is about 77% lower than average for Latin America and the Caribbean. In a country where internet user penetration used to be remarkably high in the days of dial-up, and where individuals, businesses, and government are keen internet advocates, the poor development of fixed broadband may seem surprising. Reasons for the shortcoming are several. Besides the obvious barriers such as poverty, limited levels of literacy, low computer penetration, and rugged topography perhaps the biggest problem is the lack of competition, which has made broadband in Peru one of the slowest and most expensive in the region.

Nevertheless, strong broadband growth is predicted for the coming years thanks to the government's national broadband plan, which aims to provide internet connectivity via a fibre-optic backbone to the more remote regions of Peru. It will be a massive undertaking, requiring substantial funds to implement, but all going well it could substantially boost Peru's broadband penetration.

This report provides an overview of Peru's internet, broadband, and pay TV markets, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and broadband scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.

Key developments:

Claro Peru continues to build out fibre networks, slow progress attributed to municipal bureaucracy; more than half of Peru's internet users access the internet through privately owned telecentres known as cabinas públicas; cable broadband is poorly developed in Peru, with only about 2% household penetration, but the number of subscribers is growing strongly; China's VelaTel is looking to sell WiMAX (LTE ready) operator VelaTel Peru (formerly Perusat); report includes the regulator's market data to September 2013; market developments to April 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

Telefónica del Perú (trading as Movistar), América Móvil Perú (trading as Claro), Nextel Perú, Americatel Perú, Terra Perú, EMax, Yota del Perú (trading as Olo), VelaTel/Perusat, Star Global Com, Best Cable Peru, DirecTV.


1. Synopsis
2. Broadband market
2.1 Overview
2.1.1 Fixed broadband statistics
2.1.2 Fixed broadband market analysis
2.1.3 Cabinas públicas
2.2 Government initiatives
2.2.1 One Laptop per Child project
2.2.2 FITEL broadband plans
2.2.3 National Fibre-Optic Backbone
2.3 ISPs and broadband players
2.4 Cable modems
2.5 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
2.6 Wireless broadband
2.6.1 WiMAX
2.7 Satellite broadband
2.8 Fibre-to-the-Premise (FttP) networks
2.9 Media convergence
2.10 E-commerce
3. Broadcasting
3.1 Pay TV overview
3.2 Cable TV
3.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
3.4 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
4. Forecasts fixed broadband market 2015; 2020
4.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband growth
4.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband growth
4.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
5. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate 1997 - 2004
Table 2 Internet users and user penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Table 3 Historic - Broadband subscribers and penetration rates 1999 - 2004
Table 4 Broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2005 - 2014
Table 5 Broadband subscribers and population penetration 2005 2014
Table 6 Fixed broadband technologies market share 2000 - 2013
Table 7 Broadband operators' market share 2007 - 2013
Table 8 Cable modem subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 9 ADSL subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 10 Telefónica broadband subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 11 Peru B2C e-commerce spending 2005 - 2013
Table 12 Historic - Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates 1998 - 2004
Table 13 Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates 2005 - 2014
Table 14 Pay TV operators' market share 2002 - 2013
Table 15 Pay TV subscribers by operator 2002 - 2013
Table 16 Forecast broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2015; 2020
Table 17 Forecast broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2015; 2020
Chart 1 Internet users and user penetration rate 2005 2014
Chart 2 Fixed broadband technologies market share at a glance 2003 - 2013
Chart 3 Operators' market share at a glance 2007 - 2013
Chart 4 Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates 2005 2014
Chart 5 Pay TV market share at a glance 2009 - 2013

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