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Peru - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Peru - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Peru’s investment agency tenders for major cable infrastructure project

Peru’s fixed-line teledensity is among the lowest in South America, the result of a number of obstacles to growth including widespread poverty, fixed-to-mobile substitution, expensive telephone services, and geographical inaccessibility in rugged mountainous and lowland jungle areas. The Telecommunications Investment Fund provides subsidies for telecom services in such areas where there is little economic return for private providers. The government continues to address these shortcomings via ambitious projects Most of the work will be complete by the end of 2017, when eight regional fibre-based networks will be connected to the National Fibre-Optic Backbone.

Broadband penetration is also considerably lower than the regional, despite the government efforts to encourage the development of the sector. Most internet connections are via the mobile networks. Operators have steadily increased the footprint and capability of their mobile data offerings using spectrum in the 700MHhz band, made available to them in 2016.

There is effective competition in the mobile market, with four MNOs and a small number of MVNOs operating. Viettel, trading as Bitel, has quickly gained market share during the last two years. Virgin Mobile became the first MVNO to launch services, in September 2016. Its parent company VMLA sold the unit in late 2017.

This report provides an overview of Peru’s telecom infrastructure, together with profiles of the major fixed-line operators. It also covers the mobile voice and data markets, including developments in technology deployments and spectrum auctions. In addition the report covers the fixed-line and wireless broadband markets, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses and subscribers forecasts.

Key developments:

Investment agency ProInversion opens tender for $163.7 million 5,336km cable infrastructure project;

Movistar and Google extend balloon-based broadband delivery trials;

Movistar to deploy converged DOCSIS3.1 and FttP network;

Virgin Mobile Latin America sells its Virgin Mobile Peru unit to Inkacel;

901,000 blacklisted mobile devices blocked,

Growth in mobile number portability stimulating competition;

Claro Perú and Movistar Perú extend TD-LTE in remote areas;

Regulator claims MNOs need to provide an additional 17,535 base stations by 2025;

Report update includes the regulator’s data updates to June 2017, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q3 2017, 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, Nextel Perú, Terra Perú, EMax, Olo del Perú (Olo), VelaTel/Perusat, Star Global Com, Best Cable Peru, DirecTV, Entel Perú, Viettel Peru (Bitel), Virgin Mobile.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics Peru – 2017 (e)
    • Table Telephone network statistics – 2017 (e)
    • Table Internet user statistics – 2017 (e)
    • Table Broadband statistics – 2017 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics – 2017 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authority
    • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
      • Table Evolution of GDP in Peru – 2000 - 2018
      • Table GDP and telecom revenue (S/.) – 2006 – 2015
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
      • Table Historic - Fixed and mobile market share - 1997 - 2009
      • Table Fixed and mobile market share - 2004 - 2018
      • Table Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Operator concessions by service - 2007 - 2015
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Telecommunications revenue – 2001 - 2017
      • Table Telecommunications sector investment – 2010 - 2015
      • Table Annual change in telecom service connections, by type – 2010 - 2015
  • 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
    • Table Fixed lines in service – operator market share – 2001 - 2017
    • MOVISTAR PERÚ (TELEFÓNICA)
      • Table Movistar financial data by service (S/.) – 2014 - 2017
      • Table Movistar financial data (€) –2013 - 2017
      • Table Movistar – fixed-line accesses – 2001 - 2017
    • CLARO PERÚ (AMÉRICA MÓVIL)
      • Table Claro – fixed line RGUs – 2001 - 2017
      • Table Claro – fixed-line revenue – 2009 - 2017
    • AMERICATEL PERÚ
      • Table Americatel Peru revenue (ChS/– 2012 - 2017
    • GILAT TO HOME PERÚ (GHP)
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Fixed-line statistics
        • Table Fixed-line subscriptions – 2001 - 2018
      • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
        • Table Fixed wireless lines in service –2008 - 2017
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Submarine cable networks
        • Table International bandwidth –2000 - 2016
      • Satellite networks
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
      • Market analysis
        • Table Fixed broadband market share by operator – 2007 - 2017
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate – 1997 - 2009
        • Table Internet users and user penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
        • Table Historic - Broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 1999 - 2009
        • Table Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2010 - 2018
        • Table Fixed broadband technologies – market share – 2000 - 2017
    • FORECASTS – FIXED BROADBAND MARKET - 2018; 2020; 2022
      • Table Forecast broadband subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2018; 2020; 2022
      • Government initiatives
    • HYBRID FIBRE COAX (HFC) NETWORKS
      • Table Cable modem subscribers – 2000 - 2017
    • ASYMMETRICAL DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (ADSL)
      • Table DSL subscribers – 2000 - 2017
      • Table Telefónica broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2017
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) NETWORKS
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless
        • Table WiMAX broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2017
      • Satellite broadband
        • Table Satellite broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
      • Digital economy
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2009
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
        • Table Mobile market share by operator – 2001 - 2017
        • Table Mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers – 2004 - 2017
      • Mobile voice
      • Mobile data
        • Table SMS traffic – 2004 – 2017
        • Table MMS traffic – 2004 – 2017
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Active mobile broadband subscribers (modem, USB) and penetration – 2009 - 2016
        • Table Mobile internet penetration by population – 2014 – 2016
      • Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
        • Table Forecast mobile subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum regulations
      • Spectrum auctions and awards
      • SIM card registration
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Accumulated mobile number portings by operator – July 2014 - Sept 2017
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Introduction
      • Digital networks
      • Other infrastructure developments
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Movistar Perú (Telefónica Móviles Perú)
        • Table Movistar Peru – mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2017
        • Table Movistar Peru mobile revenue – 2001 - 2017
      • Claro Perú (América Móvil)
        • Table Claro Peru mobile revenue – 2009 - 2017
        • Table Claro Peru – mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2017
      • Entel Perú
        • Table Entel Peru mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2017
        • Table Entel Peru revenue (ChS/.) – 2013 – 2017
        • Table Entel Peru revenue ($)–2013 – 2017
      • Viettel Peru (Bitel)
        • Table Viettel Peru mobile subscribers – 2014 - 2017
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
        • Table Virgin Mobile Peru mobile subscribers – 2016 - 2017
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • m-commerce

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