ICT

Peru ICT

As economic growth has slowed in recent years, weighed down by a combination of volatility and relatively weak demand in the primary and extractive sectors, strength in Peru’s ICT industry has been a constant bright spot. The telecommunications sector has been particularly dynamic, spurred by increased competition, investment and consumer use. The early signs are that these trends have carried over into 2017, with growth remaining in the double digits, more new players entering the market and progress continuing to be made toward rolling out next-generation fibre-optic infrastructure nationwide. At the same time, the regulatory framework continues to be strengthened, with a particular focus on boosting competition, bringing down prices and otherwise protecting the interests of Peruvian consumers.

This chapter features an interview with Gonzalo Martin Ruiz Díaz, Former President, OSIPTEL.