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Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts - Peru

Peru - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

MNP portings to be reduced to 24 hours, coinciding with launch of Viettel’s mobile servicePeru’s fixed-line teledensity is the third lowest in South America after Bolivia and Paraguay. A number of obstacles to growth in the sector remain, exacerbated by the popularity of mobile services as a preferred alternative in many rural areas where fixed-line infrastructure remains poor. The Telecommunications Investment Fund FITEL provides subsidies for telecom services in rural areas and other places that are considered uneconomical for telcos.

Telefónica del Perú (trading as Movistar) dominates the telephony market, followed by América Móvil’s Claro division and Americatel Perú.

Although Peru’s mobile penetration is below the regional average, the market remains very uneven, with low penetration in rural areas while multiple SIM card use is popular in urban areas. The market is a triopoly of Telefónica (Movistar), América Móvil (Claro) and Americatel Perú (Emtel). Vietnam’s Viettel is expected to launch services later in 2014, following many delays, while Virgin Mobile also plans to enter the market as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). The market has considerable potential to expand, especially if economic growth continues in coming years.

Broadband penetration is considerably lower than the regional average. The country remains affected by wide-scale poverty, limited levels of literacy, low computer penetration, and poor competition, which has made broadband services among the slowest and most expensive in the region. Nevertheless, strong broadband growth is predicted during the next five years at least as a result of the government’s national broadband plan which aims to provide internet connectivity via a fibre-optic backbone to many less urbanised regions. Mobile broadband will be the main growth platform.

Key developments:

Fixed Number Portability to be launched by July 2014, with MNP porting process to be reduced to one day; Telefónica Large Enterprise (TGE) begins testing High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Ka Band technology; Telefónica to invest $1.8 billion in infrastructure to 2016, focuses on broadband, pay TV, and data to compensate for erosion of fixed-telephony services; Movistar’s LTE subscriber base reaches 70,000 by May 2014; Viettel prepares to launch mobile services by mid-2014, completes its obligation to provide fibre-optic broadband to 2,000 public schools; government plans to hand over all 900MHz spectrum to Viettel by mid-2015; Americatel Peru plans $400 million investment in LTE; Claro launches Clarovideo service, rolls out fibre service to Pucallpa, providing broadband at up to 60Mb/s as well as digital TV; slow progress in fibre builds attributed to municipal bureaucracy; cable broadband remains poorly developed, with only about 2% household penetration; report includes telcos’ operating data to Q1 2014, regulator’s market data to December 2013; market developments to May 2014.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics Peru - 2013 (e)
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Broadband statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authority
    • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
      • Table Evolution of GDP in Peru - 2000 - 2013
      • Outlook
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • OVERVIEW OF PERU'S TELECOM MARKET
      • Table Fixed and mobile subscribers 2000 - 2014
      • Table Fixed and mobile market share- 2013
      • Table Percentage of households with access to ICT services- 2012
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Telecommunications revenue - 2001 - 2016
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • BACKGROUND
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
      • Ministry of Transport, Communications, Housing and Construction (MTC)
      • Osiptel
    • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INVESTMENT FUND (FITEL)
    • MULTICARRIER SYSTEM
    • INTERCONNECT
    • DIFFERENTIATED INTERCONNECTION CHARGES
    • ACCESS
    • MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY (MNP)
    • FIXED-LINE TARIFFS
    • SINGLE CONCESSION REGIME
      • Table Number of licences per service - 2007 - 2012
    • TELEFÓNICA DEL PERÚ'S CONTRACT
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • OVERVIEW OF OPERATORS
      • Local fixed-line service
        • Table Fixed lines in service - operator market share - 2001 - 2013
      • Long-distance fixed-line service
        • Table Domestic long distance traffic - operator market shares - 2000 - 2013
        • Table International long distance traffic (outgoing) - operator market shares - 2000 - 2013
    • MOVISTAR PERÚ (TELEFÓNICA)
      • Table Telefónica del Perú at a glance
      • Table Movistar rebranding
      • Table Movistar - fixed accesses - 2001 - 2013
    • CLARO PERÚ (AMÉRICA MÓVIL)
      • Table Claro Perú at a glance
      • Table Claro - fixed lines in service - 2001 - 2014
      • Table Claro - fixed-line revenue - 2009 - 2014
    • AMERICATEL PERÚ
      • Table Americatel Peru revenue - 2011 - 2014
    • GILAT TO HOME PERÚ (GHP)
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Fixed-line statistics
        • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2005 - 2015
      • Public payphones
        • Table Public telephones -2000 - 2013
      • Rural telephony and FITEL
      • Copper cable theft
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
    • INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS
      • Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
      • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
      • CDMA 450
      • IP and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
    • WHOLESALE
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
      • Fixed broadband statistics
        • Table Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate - 1997 - 2004
        • Table Internet users and user penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Historic - Broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 1999 - 2004
        • Table Broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Broadband subscribers and population penetration - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Fixed broadband technologies - market share - 2000 - 2013
      • Fixed broadband market analysis
      • Cabinas públicas
    • GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES
      • One Laptop per Child project
      • FITEL broadband plans
      • National Fibre-Optic Backbone
    • ISPS AND BROADBAND PLAYERS
      • Table Broadband operators' market share - 2007 - 2013
    • CABLE MODEMS
      • Table Cable modem subscribers - 2000 - 2014
    • ASYMMETRICAL DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (ADSL)
      • Table ADSL subscribers - 2000 - 2014
      • Table Telefónica broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2014
    • WIRELESS BROADBAND
      • WiMAX
    • SATELLITE BROADBAND
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISE (FTTP) NETWORKS
    • MEDIA CONVERGENCE
    • E-COMMERCE
      • Table Peru - B2C e-commerce spending - 2005 - 2013
  • DIGITAL MEDIA / DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • BROADCASTING
      • Pay TV overview
        • Table Historic - Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates - 1998 - 2004
        • Table Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Pay TV operators' market share - 2002 - 2013
        • Table Pay TV subscribers by operator - 2002 - 2013
      • Cable TV
      • Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
      • Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • OVERVIEW OF PERU'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2004
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Mobile market share by operator - 1997 - 2013
        • Table Mobile ARPU in Peru - major operators - 2009 - 2012
        • Table Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2001 - 2013
        • Table Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2004 - 2013
        • Table Mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers - 2004 - 2013
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum regulations
        • Table Bands and spectrum
      • Spectrum auctions and awards
      • Mobile licence renewals
      • SIM card registration
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Second Generation (2G) mobile (GSM/CDMA/iDEN)
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile (UMTS)
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Movistar Perú (Telefónica Móviles Perú)
        • Table Telefónica Móviles Perú at a glance
        • Table Movistar - mobile subscribers - 2001 - 2014
      • Claro Perú (América Móvil)
        • Table Claro Perú at a glance
        • Table Claro Peru - mobile revenue - 2009 - 2014
        • Table Claro Peru - mobile subscribers - 2001 - 2014
      • Americatel Perú (Entel Chile)
        • Table Americatel Perú at a glance
        • Table Americatel subscribers - 2001 - 2014
      • Viettel Peru
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
        • Table SMS by operator - 2004 - 2013
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Mobile broadband subscribers (modem, USB) and penetration - 2009 - 2014
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
  • FORECASTS
    • FORECASTS - FIXED-LINE MARKET 2015; 2020
      • higher fixed line growth
        • Table Forecast fixed line growth - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020
      • lower fixed line growth
        • Table Forecast fixed line growth - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020
    • FORECASTS - FIXED BROADBAND MARKET 2015; 2020
      • higher broadband growth
        • Table Forecast broadband subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020
      • lower broadband growth
        • Table Forecast broadband subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET 2015; 2020
      • higher mobile market growth
        • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020
      • lower mobile market growth
        • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020

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