Peru - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Peru - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Broadband subscriber penetration in Peru is considerably lower than the Latin American average, despite the government efforts to encourage the development of the sector. The shortcoming in broadband penetration is partly due to barriers such as poverty, limited levels of literacy among some demographics, low computer penetration, 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.

Many of these difficulties are being addressed, and strong broadband growth is anticipated in coming years. Much of this progress will feed off the government's national broadband plan, which aims to provide internet connectivity via a fibre-optic backbone to the more remote regions of Peru. A number of contracts have been signed since 2015 to improve connectivity in a number of regions. Parts of the project involving supplementary networks have suffered from implementation delays, while networks being built by private operators have also resulted in far less capacity demand than originally envisioned. This prompted the Ministry of Communications in mid-2018 to review the economic modelling of the project to encourage greater use of the network.

In addition, the expanding LTE networks are providing mobile broadband to an increasing number of rural communities, particularly following the auction of additional spectrum in recent years.

This report provides an overview of Peru's broadband market, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

Movistar and Google extend balloon-based broadband trials;
Government funds more regional broadband projects;
Movistar deploys converged DOCSIS3.1 and FttP network;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2018, telcos' operating data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
3. Forecasts fixed broadband market - 2019; 2021; 2023
3.1 Government initiatives
4. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
5. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
6. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
7. Other fixed broadband services
7.1 WiMAX
7.2 Satellite broadband
7.3 Digital economy
7.3.1 e-Commerce
8. Related reports
Table 1 Fixed broadband market share by operator 2007 - 2018
Table 2 Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate 1997 - 2009
Table 3 Internet users and user penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 4 Historic - Broadband subscribers and penetration rates 1999 - 2009
Table 5 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2010 - 2018
Table 6 Fixed broadband technologies market share 2000 - 2018
Table 7 Forecast broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 8 Cable modem subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 9 DSL subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 10 Telefónica broadband subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 11 WiMAX broadband subscribers 2010 - 2018
Table 12 Entel Peru fixed wireless subscribers 2017 - 2018
Table 13 Other broadband subscribers 2012 - 2018
Table 14 Satellite broadband subscribers 2010 - 2016
Chart 1 Fixed broadband market share by operator 2007 - 2018
Chart 2 Internet users and user penetration rate 2005 2018
Chart 3 Broadband subscribers and population penetration 2005 2018
Chart 4 Fixed broadband technologies market share at a glance 2003 - 2018

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