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Peru - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Peru - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: November 23, 2020 Content info: 163 Pages
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Payment delays due to the pandemic putting Peru's telcos under pressure

While Peru has been proactive against the pandemic, the economic cost has been high. The country's GDP declined by 40% in April 2020 due to lockdown measures and the state of emergency has had an economic impact on the telecommunications sector through the significant increase in delinquency in payment of services, affecting operators' sustainability and continuity.

According to August indicators, GDP growth continues on a downward trend, far from the levels of 2019. The unemployment situation and the fall in household income are reflected in high levels of non-payment for telecommunication services. However, despite widespread non-payment, the demand for telecommunication services has increased significantly during quarantine, with some operators witnessing a 60% increase in data traffic since lockdown.

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.

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 uptake of mobile data services. By late 2020, the mobile broadband penetration rate reached 69% of the population.

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 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:

  • Osiptel prohibits telcos from terminating services for non-payment to guarantee service continuity during pandemic;
  • MTC grants temporary spectrum concessions to operators;
  • Government facilitates virtual learning during the lockdown by purchasing 840,000 tablets with internet connectivity to be distributed to low-income students lacking internet access internet;
  • MTC amends 2012 law on the promotion of broadband services, which also set out the guidelines for the construction and management of the RDNFO;
  • Azteca Communications, operating the RDFNO, proposes terminating the RDNFO concession;
  • Committee on Transport and Communications submits bill to guarantee customers' internet access speeds are at least 90% of the contracted rate;
  • Microlink announces partnership to deliver LoRaWAN networks across Colombia and Peru;
  • MTC asserts that 18 of 21 regional fibre optic projects will be operational by end-2021;
  • IHS Holding acquires telecom infrastructure provider Cell Site Solutions CSS;
  • Alphabet subsidiary Loon signs deal with Telefónica to provide wireless internet connectivity to remote areas;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2020, telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2020, assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telefónica del Perú (Movistar), América Móvil Perú (Claro Perú), Entel 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Key Statistics

Country overview

Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Mobile devices
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market

  • Historical overview
  • Market analysis

Regulatory environment

  • Historical overview
  • Regulatory authorities
    • Ministry of Transport, Communications, Housing and Construction (MTC)
    • Osiptel
  • Fixed-line developments
    • Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL)
    • National Telecommunications Programme (PRONATEL)
    • Interconnect
    • Access
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Single concession regime
  • Mobile network developments
    • Spectrum regulations
    • Spectrum auctions and awards
    • SIM card registration
    • Roaming
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)

Mobile market

  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
    • General statistics
    • Mobile voice
  • Mobile infrastructure
    • 5G
    • 4G (LTE)
    • 3G
    • 2G
    • Other infrastructure developments
    • Mobile data
    • Mobile broadband
  • Major mobile operators
    • Movistar Perú (Telefónica Móviles Perú)
    • Claro Perú (América Móvil)
    • Entel Perú
    • Viettel Peru (Bitel)
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications
    • m-commerce

Fixed-line broadband market

  • Market analysis
    • Broadband statistics
    • Government initiatives
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Other fixed broadband services
    • WiMAX
    • Satellite broadband

Digital economy

  • Internet of Things
  • E-Government
  • E-Learning
  • e-Commerce

Fixed network operators

  • Introduction
  • Movistar Perú (Telefónica)
  • Claro Perú (América Móvil)
  • Americatel Perú
  • Gilat To Home Perú (GHP)

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • Overview of the national telecom network
    • Fixed-line statistics
    • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
  • International infrastructure
    • Submarine cable networks
    • Satellite networks

Appendix - Historic data

Glossary of abbreviations

Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Peru - 2020 (e)
  • Table 2 - Evolution of GDP in Peru - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 3 - Development of telecom investment and revenue (S/.) - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 4 - Change in the share of fixed and mobile connections - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 5 - Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 6 - Change in telecom service connections, by type - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 7 - Change in interconnection revenue - 2013 - 2019
  • Table 8 - Change in the number of annual fixed number portings - 2014 - 2020
  • Table 9 - Accumulated mobile number portings by operator - July 2014 - August 2020
  • Table 10 - Change in the number of annual mobile number portings -2014 - 2020
  • Table 11 - Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 12 - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 13 - Change in the number of mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers (million) - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 14 - Change in mobile market revenue - 2013 - 2019
  • Table 15 - Change in SMS traffic - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 16 - Change in MMS traffic - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 17 - Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 18 - Change in the number of Movistar Peru's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 19 - Development of Movistar Peru's mobile revenue (€ million) - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 20 - Development of Claro Peru's mobile revenue (S/. million) - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 21 - Change in the number of Claro Peru's mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2020
  • Table 22 - Growth in the number of Entel Peru's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 23 - Change in the number of Entel Peru's prepaid and contract mobile subscribers (million) - 2017 - 2020
  • Table 24 - Development of Entel Peru's revenue (S/.) - 2013 - 2020
  • Table 25 - Development of Entel Peru's revenue ($ million) - 2013 - 2020
  • Table 26 - Entel Peru mobile ARPU ($) - 2015 - 2020
  • Table 27 - Change in the number of Viettel Peru's mobile subscribers - 2014 - 2020
  • Table 28 - Change in the number of Flash Mobile's mobile subscribers - 2016 - 2020
  • Table 29 - Change in fixed internet revenue - 2013 - 2019
  • Table 30 - Change in the share of fixed broadband subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 31 - Internet users and user penetration rate - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 32 - Change in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 33 - Fixed broadband technologies - market share - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 34 - Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 35 - Decline in the number of DSL subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 36 - Growth in the number of Telefónica Peru's broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 37 - WiMAX broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 38 - Entel Peru fixed wireless subscribers - 2017 - 2020
  • Table 39 - Other broadband subscribers - 2012 - 2020
  • Table 40 - Operator market share of fixed lines in service -- 2010 - 2020
  • Table 41 - Development of Movistar's financial data by service (S/. million) - 2009 - 2020
  • Table 42 - Development of Movistar Peru's financial data (€ million) - 2009 - 2020
  • Table 43 - Movistar - fixed-line accesses - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 44 - Change in the number of Claro Peru's fixed-line RGUs - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 45 - Development of Claro Peru's fixed-line revenue - 2009 - 2020
  • Table 46 - Development of Americatel Peru's revenue - 2009 - 2020
  • Table 47 - Change in the number of Americatel Peru's fixed lines - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 48 - Decline in the number of installed fixed-lines - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 49 - Decline in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 50 - Change in fixed voice revenue - 2013 - 2019
  • Table 51 - Fixed wireless lines in service - 2008 - 2019
  • Table 52 - International bandwidth -2010 - 2017
  • Table 53 - Historic - Evolution of GDP in Peru - 2000 - 2009
  • Table 54 - Historic - GDP and telecom revenue (S/.) - 2006 - 2009
  • Table 55 - Historic - Fixed and mobile market share of connections - 1997 - 2009
  • Table 56 - Historic - Operator concessions by service - 2007 - 2015
  • Table 57 - Historic - Telecommunications revenue - 2001 - 2015
  • Table 58 - Historic - Telecommunications sector investment - 2010 - 2015
  • Table 59 - Historic - Annual change in telecom service connections, by type - 1997 - 2009
  • Table 60 - Historic - Fixed lines in service - operator market share - 2001 - 2009
  • Table 61 - Historic - Movistar - fixed-line accesses - 2001 - 2009
  • Table 62 - Historic - Claro - fixed line RGUs - 2001 - 2009
  • Table 63 - Historic - Americatel Peru fixed lines - 2002 - 2009
  • Table 64 - Historic - Fixed-line subscriptions - 2001 - 2009
  • Table 65 - Historic - International bandwidth -2000 - 2009
  • Table 66 - Historic - Fixed broadband market share by operator - 2007 - 2009
  • Table 67 - Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate - 1997 - 2009
  • Table 68 - Historic - Broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 1999 - 2009
  • Table 69 - Historic - Fixed broadband technologies - market share - 2000 - 2009
  • Table 70 - Historic - Cable modem subscribers - 2000 - 2009
  • Table 71 - Historic - DSL subscribers - 2000 - 2009
  • Table 72 - Historic - Telefónica broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2009
  • Table 73 - Satellite broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2016
  • Table 74 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2009
  • Table 75 - Historic - Mobile market share by operator - 2001 - 2009
  • Table 76 - Historic - Mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers - 2004 - 2009
  • Table 77 - Historic - SMS traffic - 2004 - 2009
  • Table 78 - Historic - MMS traffic - 2004 - 2009
  • Table 79 - Historic - Movistar Peru - mobile subscribers - 2001 - 2009
  • Table 80 - Historic - Claro Peru - mobile subscribers - 2001 - 2009
  • Table 81 - Historic - Entel Peru mobile subscribers - 2001 - 2009
  • Table 82 - Historic - Development of GDP) - 2010 - 2015

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 - Development of telecom investment and revenue (S/.) - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 2 - Change in the share of fixed and mobile connections - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 3 - Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2010 - 2019
  • Chart 4 - Change in telecom service connections, by type - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 5 - Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 6 - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 7 - Change in the number of mobile prepaid/postpaid subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 8 - Change in SMS traffic - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 9 - Change in MMS traffic - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 10 - Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 11 - Change in the number of Movistar Peru's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 12 - Development of Movistar Peru's mobile revenue (€ million) - 2010 - 2019
  • Chart 13 - Development of Claro Peru's mobile revenue (S/. million) - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 14 - Change in the number of Claro Peru's mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2020
  • Chart 15 - Growth in the number of Entel Peru's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 16 - Change in the number of Entel Peru's prepaid and contract mobile subscribers (million) - 2017 - 2020
  • Chart 17 - Development of Entel Peru's revenue (S/.) - 2013 - 2020
  • Chart 18 - Development of Entel Peru's revenue ($ million) - 2013 - 2020
  • Chart 19 - Change in the number of Viettel Peru's mobile subscribers - 2014 - 2020
  • Chart 20 - Change in the share of fixed broadband subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 21 - Internet users and user penetration rate - 2010 - 2019
  • Chart 22 - Change in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 23 - Fixed broadband technologies - market share at a glance - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 24 - Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 25 - Decline in the number of DSL subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 26 - Operator market share of fixed lines in service -- 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 27 - Development of Movistar's financial data by service (S/. million) - 2009 - 2020
  • Chart 28 - Decline in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2025

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 - Map of Peru
  • Exhibit 2 - Bands and spectrum
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