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Peru - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts


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Peru - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

Peru's fixed-line teledensity is the third lowest in South America after Bolivia and Paraguay. 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 are marginal to private providers.

Trading as Movistar, Telefónica del Perú (TdP) dominates the basic telephone market. América Móvil's Claro occupies a distant second place, and Americatel is third with only about 1% of the market. The remaining companies have insignificant market shares, every one below 0.3%.

Movistar's fixed-line subscriber base as been shrinking, while Claro has been posting double-digit growth rates. The Telefónica group approved the merger by absorption of TdP's three subsidiaries TEM Perú, Telefónica Multimedia, and Star Global Com into TdP, but regulatory approval is still pending.

This report provides an overview of Peru's telecom infrastructure, together with profiles of major fixed-line operators, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and fixed-line scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.

Key developments:

Movistar focussing on broadband, pay TV, and data as erosion of traditional telephony business continues; Peru's unified concession system provides single licence for all telecom services; regulator's data updates to September 2013; market developments to early 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

Telefónica del Perú (trading as Movistar), América Móvil Perú (trading as Claro), Americatel Perú, Gamacon, IDT, Convergia, Gilat To Home Perú, Rural Telecom, Valtron, and Nextel Perú.


1. Synopsis
2. Fixed-network operators in Peru
2.1 Overview of operators
2.1.1 Local fixed-line service
2.1.2 Long-distance fixed-line service
2.2 Movistar Perú (Telefónica)
2.3 Claro Perú (América Móvil)
2.4 Americatel Perú
2.5 Gilat To Home Perú (GHP)
3. Telecommunications infrastructure
3.1 National telecom network
3.1.1 Fixed-line statistics
3.1.2 Public payphones
3.1.3 Rural telephony and FITEL
3.1.4 Copper cable theft
3.2 International infrastructure
3.2.1 Submarine cable networks
3.2.2 Satellite networks
3.3 Infrastructure developments
3.3.1 Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
3.3.2 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
3.3.3 CDMA 450
3.3.4 IP and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
4. Wholesale
5. Forecasts fixed-line market 2015; 2020
5.1 Scenario 1 higher fixed line growth
5.2 Scenario 2 lower fixed line growth
5.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
6. Related reports
Table 1 Fixed lines in service operator market share 2001 - 2013
Table 2 Domestic long distance traffic operator market share 2000 - 2013
Table 3 International long distance traffic (outgoing ) operator market share 2000 - 2013
Table 4 Movistar fixed lines in service 2001 - 2013
Table 5 Claro fixed lines in service 2001 - 2013
Table 6 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1994 - 2004
Table 6 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 - 2014
Table 7 Public telephones 1997 - 2013
Table 8 Forecast fixed line growth higher growth scenario 2015; 2020
Table 9 Forecast fixed line growth lower growth scenario 2015; 2020
Chart 1 Fixed-line market share at a glance March 2013
Chart 2 Evolution of fixed lines in Peru 2005 2014
Exhibit 1 Telefónica del Perú at a glance
Exhibit 2 Movistar rebranding
Exhibit 3 Claro Perú at a glance
Exhibit 4 América Móvil Perú/Telmex Perú company history

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