Osiptel suggests stop gap solution for tower shortage

26 Jan 2015

Peruvian telecoms regulator Osiptel has proposed changes to the Telecommunications Act that would enable mobile operators to apply for permission to install antennas on public buildings. TeleSemana writes that the amendment is intended as a salve for operators struggling to increase coverage and service quality due to difficulties in acquiring the necessary permissions from municipal authorities. Claro Peru’s regulatory affairs director Juan Rivadeneira was quoted as saying that clashes with local governments reduced investment in the sector by USD100 million in 2014. The official added that as a result of the red tape issues, Peru has one of the lowest antenna per capita ratios in the world.

Peru, Claro Peru, Osiptel