Osiptel issues 2 resolutions to cut fixed-to-mobile calls

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Peruvian telecoms watchdog Osiptel has issued two resolutions to regulate the rate of fixed-to-mobile telephony calls, Osiptel said in a release.

The regulator decided to implement this new regulation as it considers the current rates too high. According to the regulator, the costs of fixed-to-mobile calls are among the most expensive across the region.

Osiptel said the current rate is 0.76 soles (US$0.27). Mobile operators Claro, Movistar and Nextel have announced plans to cut fixed-to-mobile rates gradually, but the regulator said it considers these efforts insufficient.

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Osiptel also said the new costs would be determined after it adjusts incumbent operator Telefónica del Perú's rates, as this operator accounts for most fixed lines in the country.