MNOs call on towercos to provide power in Peru
Calls for infrastructure sharing and a more diverse offering from towercos to meet rising mobile demand
At the 2015 Peru round table at the TowerXchange Meetup 2015, reference was made to The Ministry of Transport and Communications calling for an increase from 9,000 to 22,000 cell sites by 2018. Two years later, the country’s tower count is still less than half way to the Ministry’s target. Why? This report derives from TowerXchange’s 2017 Peru round table, which featured a diverse group of participants including MNOs, towercos, investors, MSPs and vendors.
Peru’s tower market
Supervisory agency Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada en Telecommuniciones (Osiptel) recently stated that there were 18,928 base stations deployed in June 2017, but called for the total to be almost doubled to 36,513 by 2021 to satisfy demand.