Telecommunications in Peru
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The technical regulator of communications in Peru is the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, through the Organismo Supervisor de la Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones (OSIPTEL).
- Main fixed lines in use: 3,443,479 (June 2011).1
- Main mobile lines in use: 32,305,455 (December 2011).2
- System: privatization began in 1994; adequate for most requirements. Fixed-line teledensity is about 11 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity, spurred by competition among multiple providers, has increased to about 107 telephones per 100 persons; nationwide microwave radio relay system and a domestic satellite system with 12 earth stations.
- International: country code - 51; the South America-1 (SAm1) and Pan American (PAN-AM) submarine cable systems provide links to parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
- Broadcast stations: AM 472, FM 198, shortwave 189 (1999)3
- Radios: 24 million (2005)
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