Fixed Internet access service continued to add users in Peru and at the end of the first quarter of the year, operating companies reported 3,289,767 connections, up 5.0% from the amount reported in the same period last year, the agency said. Told Supervisor of Private Investment in Telecom (Osiptel).
Access to internet service is an important factor in driving the development of a country and the development of the people, allowing essential connectivity for activities such as work, study and entertainment. Internet access has grown in importance over the years in line with service penetration in Peru, with fixed Internet connections increasing by 155,470 in the past twelve months.
In this period, the dedicated residential internet segment for the home contracted 5.8% to 3,071,302 connections as compared to March 2022, according to digital tool PUNKU, making its share in line with 93.4% of the reported total. Meanwhile, the commercial Internet segment dedicated to companies fell 5.1% to 218,465 connections compared to March last year, with its share at 6.6%.
The share of other technologies continues to grow
According to digital tool PUNKU, the share of fixed Internet access through other technologies (including fiber optics) continues to grow, as the latter grew by 13.8 percentage points from March 2022 to March 2023, while the share of cable modem technology grew by 12.5 percent. fell from. percentage points, but it continues to dominate the market.
In the use of xDSL technology (which allows the use of a telephone line for high-speed data transmission and at the same time using the line to make calls), as well as the wireless variant Wimax technology, both continue in March. falling and representing only 1.97% and 0.01% of the market share, respectively, by 2023.
There has been an increase in the joint participation of regions other than Lima.
Regions such as Apurímac (+41.8%), Ica (+39.5%), Lambayeque (+28.8%) and Huancavelica (+23.8%) have registered the largest increase in the number of fixed internet connections during the last twelve years. In contrast to Pasco (-16.7%), Puno (-10.4%), Callao (-9.3%) and Madre de Dios (-8.1%), which were the regions that recorded the largest decrease. In terms of participation, Lima represented more than half of the connections (54.9%), while other regions represented 45.1% in total, which in the latter case exceeded the combined participation of 44.1% registered in March 2022.
The information in this report corresponds to the analysis prepared by the regulatory body’s Directorate General of Regulatory Policies and Competition (DPRC) on the basis of information reported by operating companies within the framework of Normative Periodic Information Requirements (NRIP).