Telecommunications in Peru

Telecommunications in Peru

The technical regulator of communications in Peru is the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, through the Organismo Supervisor de la Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones (OSIPTEL).



  • Main fixed lines in use: 3,413,849 (March 2009).[1]
  • Main mobile lines in use: 21,874,216 (March 2009).[2]
  • System: privatization began in 1994; adequate for most requirements. Fixed-line teledensity is about 10 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity, spurred by competition among multiple providers, has increased to about 55 telephones per 100 persons; nationwide microwave radio relay system and a domestic satellite system with 12 earth stations.
  • International: country code - 51; the South America-1 (SAm1) and Pan American (PAN-AM) submarine cable systems provide links to parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)


  • Broadcast stations: AM 472, FM 198, shortwave 189 (1999)[3]
  • Radios: 24 million (2005)


  • Broadcast stations: 105 (plus 493 repeaters) (1999)
  • Televisions: 3.4 million (2005)
  • Pay television subscribers: 830,578 (2008)[4]
  • Broadcast television system: NTSC


Other technical details


  1. ^ OSIPTEL - Organismo Regulador de las Telecomunicaciones del Perú, Líneas telefónicas instaladas por empresa,
  2. ^ OSIPTEL - Organismo Regulador de las Telecomunicaciones del Perú, Líneas telefónicas instaladas por empresa,
  3. ^ a b c d CIA World Factbook.
  4. ^ OSIPTEL - Organismo Regulador de las Telecomunicaciones del Perú, Suscriptores de TV paga por empresa
  5. ^ Latin American Internet Usage and Population Statistics

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