Peru - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses


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Peru - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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.
BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.
On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.
Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.
The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

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 regulators market data to June 2018, telcos operating data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.
Assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector.

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


1 Key statistics
1.1 Country overview
2 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
2.1 Economic considerations and responses
2.2 Mobile devices
2.3 Subscribers
2.4 Infrastructure
3 Telecommunications market
3.1 Historical overview
3.2 Market analysis
4 Regulatory environment
4.1 Historical overview
4.2 Regulatory authorities
4.3 Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL)
4.4 Interconnect
4.5 Access
4.6 Number Portability (NP)
4.7 Single concession regime
5 Fixed network operators
5.1 Overview
5.2 Movistar Perú (Telefónica)
5.3 Claro Perú (América Móvil)
5.4 Americatel Perú
5.5 Gilat To Home Perú (GHP)
6 Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.2 International infrastructure
7 Broadband market
7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
7.2 Forecasts fixed broadband market - 2019; 2021; 2023
7.3 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
7.4 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
7.5 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
7.6 Other fixed broadband services
8 Digital economy
8.1 e-Commerce
9 Mobile communications
9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.3 Regulatory issues
9.4 Mobile infrastructure
9.5 Major mobile operators
9.6 Mobile content and applications
10 Glossary of abbreviations
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 Historic - Fixed and mobile market share of connections - 1997 - 2009
Table 5 Fixed and mobile market share of connections - 2010 - 2018
Table 6 Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2005 - 2017
Table 7 Operator concessions by service - 2007 - 2015
Table 8 Telecommunications revenue 2001 - 2017
Table 9 Telecommunications sector investment 2010 - 2015
Table 10 Annual change in telecom service connections, by type 2010 - 2015
Table 11 Fixed lines in service operator market share 2001 - 2018
Table 12 Movistar financial data by service (S/.) 2014 2018
Table 13 Movistar financial data () 2013 - 2018
Table 14 Movistar fixed-line accesses 2001 - 2018
Table 15 Claro fixed line RGUs 2001 - 2018
Table 16 Claro fixed-line revenue 2009 - 2018
Table 17 Americatel Peru revenue (ChS/) 2012 - 2017
Table 18 Americatel Peru fixed lines 2011 - 2018
Table 19 Fixed-line subscriptions 2001 - 2018
Table 20 Fixed wireless lines in service 2008 - 2018
Table 21 International bandwidth 2000 - 2016
Table 22 Fixed broadband market share by operator 2007 - 2018
Table 23 Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate 1997 - 2009
Table 24 Internet users and user penetration rate 2010 2018
Table 25 Historic - Broadband subscribers and penetration rates 1999 - 2009
Table 26 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2010 - 2018
Table 27 Fixed broadband technologies market share 2000 - 2018
Table 28 Forecast broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 29 Cable modem subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 30 DSL subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 31 Telefónica broadband subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 32 WiMAX broadband subscribers 2010 - 2018
Table 33 Entel Peru fixed wireless subscribers 2017 - 2018
Table 34 Other broadband subscribers 2012 - 2018
Table 35 Satellite broadband subscribers 2010 - 2016
Table 36 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2009
Table 37 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 38 Mobile market share by operator 2001 - 2018
Table 39 Mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers 2004 - 2018
Table 40 SMS traffic 2004 - 2018
Table 41 MMS traffic 2004 - 2018
Table 42 Mobile broadband subscribers (modem, USB) and penetration 2009 - 2018
Table 43 Forecast mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 44 Accumulated mobile number portings by operator July 2014 - Sept 2018
Table 45 Movistar Peru mobile subscribers 2001 - 2018
Table 46 Movistar Peru mobile revenue 2001 - 2018
Table 47 Claro Peru mobile revenue 2009 - 2018
Table 48 Claro Peru mobile subscribers 2001 - 2018
Table 49 Entel Peru mobile subscribers 2001 - 2018
Table 50 Entel Peru revenue (ChS/.) 2013 2017
Table 51 Entel Peru revenue ($) 2013 2018
Table 52 Entel Peru mobile ARPU (US$) 2017 2018
Table 53 Viettel Peru mobile subscribers 2014 - 2018
Table 54 Virgin Mobile Peru mobile subscribers 2016 - 2018
Chart 1 Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2005 2017
Chart 2 Fixed lines in service operator market share 2001 2018
Chart 3 Movistar financial data by service (S/.) 2014 2018
Chart 4 Fixed-line subscriptions 2000 2018
Chart 5 Fixed broadband market share by operator 2007 - 2018
Chart 6 Internet users and user penetration rate 2005 2018
Chart 7 Broadband subscribers and population penetration 2005 2018
Chart 8 Fixed broadband technologies market share at a glance 2000 - 2018
Chart 9 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 2018
Chart 10 Mobile market share by operator 2001 - 2018
Chart 11 Mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers 2004 2018
Chart 12 Movistar Peru mobile revenue 2014 2018
Exhibit 1 Map of Peru
Exhibit 2 Bands and spectrum

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