Telefonica Peru is identified as a dominant pay TV player and must share its network with other operators

Peruvian Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada de Telecomunicaciones (Osiptel), in charge of regulating the country’s telecommunications market, has officially announced this last Thursday, June 18th, that Telefonica del Peru has a dominant position in the pay TV market, specifically in the cable TV offer. 

The announcement took place after the entity made a market analysis, by which it determined that Telefonica is a dominant player in the cable TV offer in several Peruvian regions, including Lima, Callao, Ancash, Junin, Ica, La Libertad, Moquegua, Cusco, Lambayeque, Tacna and Arequipa.

For this reason, Osiptel reported that Telefónica should grant access and shared use of the telecommunications infrastructure that it uses to offer its pay TV service, as well as marketing this service to other providers. The company, whose operations in Latin America are known under the ‘Movistar’ brand, must also inform Osiptel about discounts that it applies to agreements it runs in relation to its pay TV offer. The measures are taken with the aim of promoting competition in the sector.

‘The measure is expected to have a positive impact both for users, by expanding the market offer and available alternatives, as well as for competition, as it would encourage improvements in the conditions of cable TV provision, quality in the attention of the service and new user approaching strategies’, they reported from Osiptel.