Peru’s telecoms regulator the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada en Telecommuniciones, Osiptel) has given ISPs three months to provide customers with a means of measuring internet access speeds. The new requirement is part of changes to the Regulations on Quality of Public Telecommunications Services, which were published in the official gazette last week. ISPs must provide a tool on their website or applications for smartphones and tablets which will measure and record data transfer rates, enabling users to track their average download/upload speeds over the course of a month. With these tools, customers will be able to check whether or not they are receiving the speeds advertised in their contracts, Osiptel noted, adding that the records would help users compare companies.
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