Peruvian telecoms regulator Osiptel has implemented changes to tariff regulations, obliging providers to charge less for individual voice, internet and pay TV services than for double- and triple-play packages. The changes also provide detailed rules for operators to separate the value of the component parts of bundled deals, so that customers can easily compare tariff packages. In a similar vein, the regulations also bar telcos from varying rates for the same service; price variation is only permitted if the service provided is different. The new measures look to increase transparency in the sector and promote competition by making it easier for subscribers to understand their charges and compare rates. The regulations also limit the potential for certain anti-competitive and anti-consumer behaviours, such as forcing customers to take unwanted services as part of bundled deals.
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