New MTR price ceilings take effect

5 May 2022

New rules on the price ceiling for mobile termination rates (MTRs) have taken effect, lowering the maximum MTR to USD0.00129 per minute (excluding General Sales Tax). Sector watchdog the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada en Telecommuniciones, Osiptel) approved the new rate in April this year, following a public hearing on the matter in February. Under the new regulations the maximum MTR for rural areas was set at USD0.000090 per minute and USD0.001290 for urban areas. The rates apply to all providers. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that the system for determining MTRs was overhauled in 2018, when the charges were made symmetrical and an annual update mechanism was established. Under that system, urban/rural MTRs for 2021 were lowered to USD0.001620/USD0.000118.

Peru, Osiptel