Peruvian telecoms watchdog the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada en Telecommuniciones, Osiptel) is considering overhauling quality of service (QoS) rules for internet services, Gestion writes, citing Osiptel Supervision and Inspection Manager Luis Pacheco. The regulator is considering increasing the guaranteed minimum speed an ISP must provide a customer, currently set at 40% of the advertised rate for the tariff. The official explained that ‘if they sell you 10Mbps, [operators] are required to give you at least 4Mbps,’ adding: ‘We are going to study if it is worth increasing the guaranteed minimum.’ To that end, Osiptel will begin measuring the average speeds of internet access services compared to the advertised rate. Mr Pacheco went on to say that Osiptel may switch from the current guaranteed minimum model to using average data transfer rates for internet QoS regulations in the future.
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