OSIPTEL sets new pay-TV rules in Peru
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 14 March 2018

Following its controversial ban of pay-TV set-top box (STB) charges, Peru’s Organismo Supervisor de Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones (OSIPTEL) has finally sanctioned a new set of rules for the pay-TV market.

Through the Normas Para la Prestación del Servicio de Televisión de Paga, the market authority aims to address the pre-paid and post-paid TV market, making conditions among operators equal and boosting competition.

The new rules establish an access rate for every operator, which will be charged only once at the beginning of the subscription period. It has also established a fixed rate for service operation, under which the STB costs are included, forcing operators to deliver at least one access point, including both the box and its installation.

“Through these new rules, we aim to guarantee both transparency and simplicity in the subscribing and paying processes, improving the conditions for competition in the pay-TV market,” said Rafael Muente Schwarz, president, OSIPTEL.

The pay-TV rules will apply to every operator in the market and will become effective 60 days after their publication in Peru’s official journal.