TDP to cut rates for broadband resellers by 91%

18 Mar 2008

Peru’s telecoms regulator Osiptel has ordered incumbent fixed line operator Telefonica del Peru (TDP) to reduce the fees it charges resellers of internet services for using its ADSL infrastructure by up to 91%, writes BNamericas citing state news service Andina. According to Osiptel’s head Guillermo Thornberry, the measure will allow small broadband providers to enter the market, especially in rural or isolated areas, with competitive rates. ‘An operator trying to launch broadband services nationwide had to interconnect to 34 of TDP’s points of presence and each connection had a cost of approximately USD5,000 per month. Now, the operator will only need to interconnect to three points of presence,’ Osiptel costs and interconnections coordinator previously told BNamericas. These three points of presence cover the capital Lima, the north and the south of the country.

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