Peru's Teledensity is Lowest in Latin America, says New Report
Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report analysing the telecoms market in Peru.
By: Jonna Dagliden
“2008 Latin America - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in the Andean Bloc”, which is available at http://www.reportbuyer.com/
The report highlights that the government aims to bridge the digital divide through rural projects sponsored by FITEL, a fund that finances rural operators under the rule of less-bid subsidy. Competition is strongly encouraged, and a single telecoms concession regime was adopted in July 2007, facilitating the process of licensing and convergence.
The report shows that mobile number portability has been made compulsory for all operators from 2010. Peru’s mobile penetration is about 36% lower than average for Latin America, which closely matches the country’s other economic indicators.
The mobile market, however, is in full swing; in 2007, Peru had the third highest mobile growth rate in South America. Nevertheless, there remain huge discrepancies between urban and rural regions; in mountainous areas, where many people lack even the basic necessities, mobile phones are a rarity.
Authors of the report note that three companies compete in the Peruvian mobile market: Telefónica’
The study further shows that Internet user penetration in Peru is considerably higher than average for Latin America, a remarkable achievement compared with the country’s other economic indicators. Indeed, with its low teledensity, Peru has an exceptionally high Internet-access-
“2008 Latin America - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in the Andean Bloc” is available from Report Buyer. For more information go to: http://www.reportbuyer.com/
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