Osiptel lifts suspension on ‘unlimited’ plans

27 Nov 2017

Peru’s telecoms regulator, the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada en Telecommuniciones, Osiptel), has lifted its temporary ban on the sale of ‘unlimited’ mobile data plans. Earlier this month Osiptel suspended the sale of the plans introduced in October/November this year, over concerns that cellcos had violated regulations by failing to provide clear and concise information on the plans to customers. In lifting its temporary ban, Osiptel notes that the companies affected by the order – Movistar, Entel, Claro and Bitel – have now clarified the terms and conditions of their plans, including specifying conditions for download speed reductions once consumers reach a certain threshold of data use. Details of other restrictions on the plans, such as on video quality, have now also been made clearer and more easily accessible to consumers, the regulator noted.