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Peru - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Peru - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Peru to review economics of national backbone project

Peru’s fixed-line teledensity remains among the lowest in South America, with obstacles to fixed-line growth including widespread poverty, fixed-to-mobile substitution, expensive telephone services, and geographical inaccessibility in the rugged Andean mountains and lowland Amazon jungles.

The government is addressing these shortcomings via ambitious investment plans to deploy telecom infrastructure and services in underserved areas. 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. However, there remain delays in connecting supplementary infrastructure to the network, while competition from private networks prompted the Ministry of Communications in late 2018 to re-evaluate the economic modelling of the project.

Broadband penetration in Peru is considerably lower than the Latin American average, despite government efforts to encourage the development of the sector.

Mobile penetration is on a par with the regional average, though high penetration is attributed to the popular use (especially among urban dwellers) of multiple mobile subscriptions. This phenomenon is becoming less pronounced as network operators respond to market competition by providing generous data and voice bundles (so obviating the need for SIM cards from different networks) and as the regulator endeavours to remove illegal devices and unregistered SIM cards from the market.

Telefónica Perú (trading as Movistar Perú) is the leading player in the mobile market, followed by Claro Perú, Entel Perú and Viettel (trading as Bitel). The market still has considerable potential to expand, especially given the country’s low fixed broadband penetration which has encouraged the take-up of mobile data services. The auction of spectrum in the 700MHz band and the release of spectrum in the 2.6GHz range has enabled the MNOs to expand the reach and capability of LTE services nationally.

This report provides an overview of Peru’s telecom infrastructure, together with profiles of the major fixed-line operators and a wide range of relevant statistics and analyses. The report also reviews the mobile market, including data on the key operators and their strategies in a highly competitive environment in addition the report covers the fixed and fixed-wireless broadband segments, including subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

MTC reviews economic conditions of the public fibre backbone network;
Movistar and Google extend balloon-based broadband trials;
Government funds more regional broadband projects;
Movistar deploys converged DOCSIS3.1 and FttP network;
MTC to re-assign spectrum allocations in 2019 to facilitate 5G deployment;
Regulator appoints new management company for number portability database to 2024;
MTRs to be reduced from January 2019;
Mobile roaming deal agreed with Chile;
New rules enforced to streamline deployment of mobile infrastructure;
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 Perú), Nextel Perú, Americatel Perú, Terra Perú, EMax, Olo del Perú (Olo), VelaTel/Perusat, Star Global Com, Best Cable Peru, DirecTV, Entel Perú, Viettel Peru (Bitel), Virgin Mobile, Gamacon, IDT, Convergia, Gilat To Home Perú, Rural Telecom, Valtron


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Peru – 2018 (e)
    • 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 of connections - 1997 - 2009
      • Table Fixed and mobile market share of connections - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2005 - 2017
      • 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
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Fixed lines in service – operator market share – 2001 - 2018
    • MOVISTAR PERÚ (TELEFÓNICA)
      • Table Movistar financial data by service (S/.) – 2014 - 2018
      • Table Movistar financial data (€) – 2013 - 2018
      • Table Movistar – fixed-line accesses – 2001 - 2018
    • CLARO PERÚ (AMÉRICA MÓVIL)
      • Table Claro – fixed line RGUs – 2001 - 2018
      • Table Claro – fixed-line revenue – 2009 - 2018
    • AMERICATEL PERÚ
      • Table Americatel Peru revenue (ChS/) – 2012 - 2017
      • Table Americatel Peru fixed lines – 2011 - 2018
    • 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 - 2018
    • 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 - 2018
      • 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 - 2018
    • FORECASTS – FIXED BROADBAND MARKET - 2019; 2021; 2023
      • Table Forecast broadband subscribers –2019; 2021; 2023
      • Government initiatives
    • HYBRID FIBRE COAX (HFC) NETWORKS
      • Table Cable modem subscribers – 2000 - 2018
    • ASYMMETRICAL DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (ADSL)
      • Table DSL subscribers – 2000 - 2018
      • Table Telefónica broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2018
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) NETWORKS
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • WiMAX
        • Table WiMAX broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2018
        • Table Entel Peru fixed wireless subscribers – 2017 - 2018
        • Table Other broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2018
      • Satellite broadband
        • Table Satellite broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
  • DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • E-COMMERCE
  • 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 - 2018
        • Table Mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers – 2004 - 2018
      • Mobile voice
      • Mobile data
        • Table SMS traffic – 2004 - 2018
        • Table MMS traffic – 2004 - 2018
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Mobile broadband subscribers (modem, USB) and penetration – 2009 - 2018
      • Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
        • Table Forecast mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum regulations
      • Spectrum auctions and awards
      • SIM card registration
      • Roaming
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Accumulated mobile number portings by operator – July 2014 - Sept 2018
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • 4G (LTE)
      • 3G
      • 2G
      • Other infrastructure developments
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Movistar Perú (Telefónica Móviles Perú)
        • Table Movistar Peru – mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2018
        • Table Movistar Peru mobile revenue – 2001 - 2018
      • Claro Perú (América Móvil)
        • Table Claro Peru mobile revenue – 2009 - 2018
        • Table Claro Peru – mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2018
      • Entel Perú
        • Table Entel Peru mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2018
        • Table Entel Peru revenue (ChS/.) – 2013 – 2017
        • Table Entel Peru revenue ($) – 2013 – 2018
        • Table Entel Peru mobile ARPU (US$) – 2017 – 2018
      • Viettel Peru (Bitel)
        • Table Viettel Peru mobile subscribers – 2014 - 2018
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
        • Table Virgin Mobile Peru mobile subscribers – 2016 - 2018
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • m-commerce

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