Osiptel proposes symmetrical MTRs from 2018

20 Dec 2017

Peru’s Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada en Telecommuniciones, Osiptel) is planning to introduce a symmetrical mobile termination rate (MTR) of USD0.00659 (excluding general sales tax [GST]) from 2018. Further, the regulator is recommending that the tariff – ‘the amounts of which will be adjusted according to the evolution of profits and productive efficiencies associated with the demand for the mobile service in Peru’ – comes into effect on 1 January and is valid until 31 December,

TeleGeography notes that Osiptel introduced revised MTRs in April 2015, setting a charge of USD0.0176 per minute for calls to Movistar or Claro. For Entel and Bitel, Osiptel set a fee of USD0.03250 per minute, gradually reducing to USD0.02010 by December 2017. The regulator noted that Claro and Entel have both welcomed the proposal, while market leader Movistar considered that the new rate would leave Peru below the international average.