- Communications 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: 3,147,596 (March 2008) [OSIPTEL - Organismo Regulador de las Telecomunicaciones del Perú, "Líneas telefónicas instaladas por empresa", http://www.osiptel.gob.pe/InfoEstadistica/CCuadro_FijaC2.1.xls] .
*Main mobile lines in use: 16,897,451 (March 2008) [OSIPTEL - Organismo Regulador de las Telecomunicaciones del Perú, "Líneas telefónicas instaladas por empresa", http://www.osiptel.gob.pe/InfoEstadistica/MOVILES_C3.1.xls] .
*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 (SAM-1) 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) [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/pe.html CIA World Factbook] .]
*Radios: 24 million (2005)
*Broadcast stations: 105 (plus 493 repeaters) (1999)
*Televisions: 3.4 million (2005)
Pay televisionsubscribers: 774,160 (2007)OSIPTEL - Organismo Regulador de las Telecomunicaciones del Perú, " [http://www.osiptel.gob.pe/InfoEstadistica/Cable-C7.5.xls Suscriptores de TV paga por empresa] "]
Television system: NTSC
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 158 (2005)
*Internet hosts: 270,193 (2007)
*Internet users: 7,636,400 million (2008) [ [http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats10.htm#spanish Latin American Internet Usage and Population Statistics ] ]
*Internet subscribers: 4,045,100 million (2007)
Internet country code: .pe
Other technical details
Voltage: 220 volts AC, 50 Hz
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