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Peru - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

  • Published: September 2013
  • Region: Peru
  • 59 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Americatel Perú
  • Convergia
  • EMax
  • Gilat To Home Perú
  • Nextel del Perú
  • Star Global Com
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Peru is one of the most promising telecom markets in Latin America, with strong growth predicted for the coming years. This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Peru's fixed-line, mobile, broadband, and pay-TV sectors.

Subjects include:

- Market and industry analyses and overviews;
- Facts, figures, and statistics;
- Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
- Telecom infrastructure;
- International satellites and submarine fibre optic cables;
- Major players, revenues, subscribers, mobile ARPU;
- Fixed broadband (ADSL, cable modem, WiMAX);
- Internet and VoIP;
- Convergence and triple play solutions;
- Pay TV market;
- Mobile voice and data markets;
- Next generation mobile (mobile broadband, 3G/UMTS, 4G/LTE);
- Scenario forecasts for the fixed-line, mobile, and broadband markets for the years 2015 and 2020.

Key Developments:

- The Telecommunications Investment Fund FITEL provides subsidies for telecom services in rural areas and other places that are marginal to private providers;
- to increase competition, the telecom regulator Osiptel has cut certain interconnection READ MORE >

1. Key Statistics
1.1 Country overview
1.1.1 Outlook

2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 Overview of Peru's telecom market
2.2 Market analysis – 2012

3. Regulatory Environment
3.1 Background
3.2 Regulatory authorities
3.2.1 Ministry of Transport, Communications, Housing and Construction (MTC)
3.2.2 Osiptel
3.3 Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL)
3.4 Multicarrier system
3.5 Interconnect
3.6 Differentiated interconnection charges
3.7 Access
3.8 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
3.9 Fixed-line tariffs
3.10 Single concession regime
3.11 Telefónica del Perú's contract

4. Fixed Network Operators
4.1 Overview of operators
4.1.1 Local fixed-line service
4.1.2 Long-distance fixed-line service
4.2 Movistar Perú (Telefónica)
4.3 Claro Perú (América Móvil)
4.4 Americatel Perú
4.5 Gilat To Home Perú (GHP)

5. Telecommunications Infrastructure
5.1 National telecom network
5.1.1 Fixed-line statistics
5.1.2 Public payphones
5.1.3 Rural telephony and FITEL
5.1.4 Copper cable theft
5.2 International infrastructure
5.2.1 Submarine cable networks
5.2.2 Satellite networks
5.3 Infrastructure developments
5.3.1 Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
5.3.2 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
5.3.3 CDMA 450
5.3.4 IP and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
5.4 Wholesale

6. Broadband Market
6.1 Overview
6.1.1 Fixed broadband statistics
6.1.2 Fixed broadband market analysis
6.1.3 Cabinas públicas
6.2 Government initiatives
6.2.1 One Laptop per Child project
6.2.2 FITEL broadband plans
6.2.3 National Fibre-Optic Backbone
6.3 ISPs and broadband players
6.4 Cable modems
6.5 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
6.6 Wireless broadband
6.6.1 WiMAX
6.7 Fibre-to-the-home (FttH) networks
6.8 Media convergence
6.9 E-commerce

7. Digital Media / Digital Economy
7.1 Broadcasting
7.1.1 Pay TV overview
7.1.2 Cable TV
7.1.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
7.1.4 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)

8. Mobile Communications
8.1 Overview of Peru's mobile market
8.1.1 Mobile statistics
8.2 Regulatory issues
8.2.1 Spectrum regulations
8.2.2 Spectrum auctions and awards
8.2.3 Mobile licence renewals
8.2.4 SIM card registration
8.3 Mobile technologies
8.3.1 Overview
8.3.2 Second Generation (2G) mobile (GSM/CDMA/iDEN)
8.3.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile (UMTS)
8.3.4 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
8.4 Major mobile operators
8.4.1 Movistar Perú (Telefónica Móviles Perú)
8.4.2 Claro Perú (América Móvil)
8.4.3 Nextel Perú (Entel Chile)
8.4.4 Viettel Peru
8.5 Mobile Messaging
8.5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
8.6 Mobile broadband
8.7 Mobile satellite

9. Forecasts
9.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market 2015; 2020
9.1.1 Scenario 1 – higher fixed line growth
9.1.2 Scenario 2 – lower fixed line growth
9.2 Forecasts – fixed broadband market 2015; 2020
9.2.1 Scenario 1 – higher broadband growth
9.2.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband growth
9.3 Forecasts – mobile market 2015; 2020
9.3.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
9.3.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth

Table 1 – Country statistics Peru – 2012
Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2012
Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2012
Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2012
Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2012
Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
Table 7 – Evolution of GDP in Peru – 2000 - 2013
Table 8 – Fixed and mobile market share - 1997 - 2012
Table 9 – Percentage of households with access to ICT services - 2005 - 2012
Table 10 – Telecommunications revenue – 2001 - 2016
Table 11 – Number of licences per service – 1997; 2001; 2007; 2010; 2011
Table 12 – Fixed lines in service – operator market share – 2001 - 2013
Table 13 – Domestic long distance traffic – operator market share – 2000 - 2013
Table 14 – International long distance traffic (outgoing ) – operator market share – 2000 - 2013
Table 15 – Movistar – fixed lines in service – 2001 - 2013
Table 16 – Claro – fixed lines in service – 2001 - 2013
Table 17 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1997 - 2013
Table 18 – Public telephones – 1997 - 2013
Table 19 – Internet users and user penetration rate – 1997 - 2013
Table 20 – Broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 1999 - 2013
Table 21 – Fixed broadband technologies – market share – 2000 - 2013
Table 22 – Broadband operators' market share – 2007 - 2013
Table 23 – Cable modem subscribers – 2000 - 2013
Table 24 – ADSL subscribers – 2000 - 2013
Table 25 – Peru – B2C e-commerce spending – 2005 - 2013
Table 26 – Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates – 1998 - 2013
Table 27 – Pay TV operators' market share – 2002 - 2013
Table 28 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2013
Table 29 – Mobile market share by operator – 1997 - 2013
Table 30 – Mobile ARPU in Peru – major operators – 2009 - 2012
Table 31 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 2001 - 2013
Table 32 – Movistar – mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2013
Table 33 – Claro – mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2013
Table 34 – Nextel subscribers – 2001 - 2013
Table 35 – SMS by operator – 2004 - 2013
Table 36 – Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2013
Table 37 – Forecast fixed line growth – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
Table 38 – Forecast fixed line growth – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
Table 39 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
Table 40 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
Table 41 – Forecast mobile subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
Table 42 – Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020

Chart 1 – Fixed and mobile subscribers at a glance – 2000 - 2012
Chart 2 – Evolution of telecom revenue at a glance – 2003 – 2014
Chart 3 – Fixed-line market share at a glance – March 2013
Chart 4 – Evolution of fixed lines in Peru – 2000 – 2013
Chart 5 – Fixed broadband technologies – market share at a glance – 2003 - 2013
Chart 6 – Operators' market share at a glance – 2013
Chart 7 – Pay TV market share at a glance – 2009 - 2013
Chart 8 – Mobile operators' market share at a glance – March 2013

Exhibit 1 – Map of Peru
Exhibit 2 – Telefónica del Perú at a glance
Exhibit 3 – Movistar rebranding
Exhibit 4 – Claro Perú at a glance
Exhibit 5 – América Móvil Perú/Telmex Perú – company history
Exhibit 6 – Bands and spectrum
Exhibit 7 – Telefónica Móviles Perú at a glance
Exhibit 8 – Claro Perú at a glance
Exhibit 9 – Nextel Perú at a glance

Peru's mobile market livens up with new players and LTE rolloutBuddeComm's yearly update of Peru - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband, and Forecasts provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications market of Peru, including the regulator's market data for the first quarter of 2013, mobile operator data to mid-2013, other industry data, and expected market developments in the coming years.

Economic conditions

Peru's economic expansion has made it a star performer in Latin America, but GDP per capita is still far lower than the regional average. Telecom penetration reflects the country's poverty map. Fixed-line and mobile subscribers are highly concentrated in urban areas – particularly the capital city. Besides poverty, another challenge for Peru is the rugged topography of the Andean mountains and Amazon jungles.

Investment opportunities

Peru's single concession regime allows for the provision of all telecom services, including fixed-line, mobile, pay TV, and internet. The government favours foreign investment and follows pro-business, pro-growth policies. With GDP expected to expand 6% annually over the next several years, Peru's telecom sector is a promising arena for investors.

Fixed line market

Peru's fixed-line teledensity is the third lowest in South America after Bolivia and Paraguay. Obstacles to fixed-line growth include widespread poverty, fixed-to-mobile substitution, expensive telephone services, and geographical inaccessibility in the rugged Andean mountains and lowland Amazon jungles. Trading as Movistar, Telefónica del Perú (TdP) dominates the basic telephone market. América Móvil's Claro occupies a distant second place, and Americatel is third with only about 1% of the market.

Mobile market

Although Peru's mobile penetration is below the regional average, it measures up favourably with the country's GDP per capita, which is comparatively lower. Nevertheless, the country's penetration data hides the fact that about one quarter of the population has no mobile phone at all, while many Peruvians – especially urban dwellers – have multiple mobile subscriptions.

Mobile operators

Three companies compete in the mobile market: TdP's Movistar is the leader, América Móvil's Claro is in second place; and third is Nextel Perú. Vietnam's Viettel is due to become Peru's fourth mobile network operator, with service launch expected in the second half of 2013, while Virgin Mobile plans to enter the market as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO).

Mobile broadband and 3G

Due to the country's low fixed broadband penetration, 3G services are likely to boom in the coming years. With the expansion of UMTS networks and the declining price of laptops and smartphones, we expect mobile broadband and 3G phone-based internet browsing to escalate.

Broadband market

Fixed broadband subscriber penetration in Peru is considerably lower than average for Latin America. In a country where internet user penetration used to be remarkably high in the days of dial-up, the poor development of fixed broadband may seem surprising. Reasons for the shortcoming are several. Besides the obvious barriers – such as poverty, limited levels of literacy, low computer penetration, and rugged topography – perhaps the biggest problems is the lack of competition, which has made broadband in Peru one of the slowest and most expensive in the region. However, the governments national broadband plan, enacted into law in July 2012, is expected to drive strong market growth in the coming years.

Peru's fixed-line, broadband, and mobile statistics – 2011 - 2013

Sector | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 (e) |

Fixed-lines in service |
Teledensity per capita | 9.8% | 10.2% | 10.2% |

Broadband |
Penetration per capita | 4.0% | 4.7% | 5.3% |

Mobile telephony subscribers |
Penetration per capita | 89.1% | 98.1% | 99.5% |

(Source: BuddeComm based on industry data)

Market Highlights

Movistar and Entel won spectrum for LTE services at a public auction held in July 2013, and are required to roll out LTE services by mid-2014.Entel Chile, already owner of fixed-line operator Americatel Peru, completed the acquisition of Nextel Peru in August 2013.Following the successful implementation of Mobile Number Portability, the government has ruled that Fixed Number Portability will be launched by mid-2014.Conditions for the renewal of Movistar's licence, concluded in January 2013, include investments of about US$1.15 billion to expand coverage to unserviced areas as well as the provision of free broadband connections to state schools, healthcare centres, and police stations. The Telefónica group approved the merger by absorption of TdP's three subsidiaries TEM Perú, Telefónica Multimedia, and Star Global Com into TdP, but regulatory approval is still pending.China's VelaTel is looking to sell WiMAX (LTE ready) operator VelaTel Peru (formerly Perusat).This report is essential reading for those needing high-level strategic information and objective analysis on the telecom sector in Peru. It provides further information on:

- Regulatory environment;
- Economic trend and its impact on telecommunications;
- Telecoms operators: consolidations, acquisitions, new licences;
- Company performances and ARPU statistics;
- Analyses of Peru's broadband and mobile sectors, including future outlook;
- 3G developments, regulatory issues and technologies including HSPA and LTE;
- Law for the Promotion of Broadband and for the Construction of a National Fibre-Optic Backbone;
- Historical and current subscriber statistics and forecasts.

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

- Americatel Perú
- América Móvil Perú (trading as Claro)
- Best Cable Peru
- Convergia
- DirecTV
- EMax
- Gamacon
- Gilat To Home Perú
- IDT
- Nextel del Perú
- Rural Telecom
- Star Global Com
- Telefónica del Perú (trading as Movistar)
- Terra Perú
- Valtron
- VelaTel Peru (formerly Perusat)
- Viettel Peru
- Virgin Mobile
- Yota del Perú (trading as Olo)

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