These companies will offer fixed wireless internet with 5G technology in Ancash, Arequipa, Ica, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Lima, Piura, Tacna and Callao.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) authorized two telecommunications companies to implement services with 5G technology for fixed wireless Internet in the spectrum blocks available to them in the 3.5 GHz band.
These companies are Entel and Claro, which will offer their services in the regions of Ancash, Arequipa, Ica, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Lima, Piura, Tacna and Callao.
“It is important to promote the initial deployment of 5G technology, especially if in the last year Internet data traffic grew by more than 60% in the fixed network. Users demand more speed at lower prices, and the way to meet such demand will be using 5G. This first stage will allow us to test this technology,” said the representative of the sector, Eduardo González.
The ministry has also completed the planning stage of a new tender for the 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz spectrum bands.
This will allow operators to have a greater amount of spectrum for the future massification of 5G technology, with an estimated value of approximately S/ 5,000 million.
The mechanism for the public tender in which operators may participate will be determined in March, and the respective schedule will also be announced.
“To sustain the economic recovery, it is essential that we accelerate the introduction of 5G technology to its maximum potential with this new tender. Several studies estimate that the adoption of this technology will contribute to increasing GDP by up to 1% by 2030. Peru cannot be indifferent to this new development opportunity,” added the Vice-Minister of Communications, Diego Carrillo.
When 5G expands through the bands covered by this new tender to be called in 2022, it is projected that the speed offer may increase up to 10 times, which will lead to better service use, such as telemedicine, tele-education, among other applications.
The authorizations are detailed in the directorial resolutions published on the MTC website: https://bit.ly/2OaRAZg.