Osiptel proposes satellite purchase

25 Aug 2011

Peruvian telecoms regulator Osiptel has suggested the purchase of a satellite to improve communications in disadvantaged areas. The president of Osiptel, Guillermo Thornberry, has stressed the importance of developing diverse strategies to increase the accessibility of telecommunications. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, household penetration of broadband services in Peru is amongst the worst in Latin America with 15.3% at the end of March 2011. At that date Peru was ranked below its neighbours Chile which had 39.8%, Brazil with 25.9% and Colombia with 21.3%, although it was slightly ahead of Ecuador with 12.5%.

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