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

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

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.


List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
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 2016List 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 2019List 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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