Movistar wrist slapped over broadband/voice package

8 Feb 2013

Peruvian telecoms watchdog Osiptel has issued Telefonica, which operates under the Movistar brand, with a fine of PEN1.5 million (USD572,119) for abusing its dominant position in the internet services market by coupling its broadband and fixed telephony offerings. Osiptel noted that Telefonica obliged customers interested in internet only to purchase an additional voice service, and vice versa. Movistar has been given seven months to decouple the services – though they may still be offered as bundles in addition to being made available individually – and inform customers of the change in policy.

Peru, Osiptel, Telefonica del Peru (TdP, Movistar)