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MTC regulatory package will boost mobile Internet access in rural areas

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This is an automated translation of the press release issued in Spanish

In order to enhance the coverage of mobile services in the country and thereby reduce the digital divide, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MTC) approved a set of regulatory measures, which will allow more Peruvians in rural locations and of preferential social interest to access to 4Gmobile Internet.

This set of measures addresses, on the one hand, the modification of the Regulations of the Telecommunications Law; on the other hand, the modification of the maximum limit for the implementation of the coverage fee mechanism and, finally, the publication of the list of locations without any coverage and without electricity , as well as those that only have 2G infrastructure.

These three regulations recently published in the official newspaper El Peruano, through Supreme Decree No. 001-2024-MTC/01, Ministerial Resolution No. 033-2024-MTC/01.03 and Directorial Resolution No. 017-2024-MTC/27, are also found on the MTC institutional portal.

“With these measures, the MTC aims to provide operating companies with more alternatives to implement modern mobile service infrastructure in isolated locations, even with small populations that do not have electricity, due to the incorporation of more efficient network models, such as solar panels and microwave or satellite links for the most remote areas, said the Vice Minister of Communications, Carla Paola Sosa.

In that sense, this regulatory set provides greater predictability and encourages mobile operators to deploy new cellular base stations for the benefit of thousands of Peruvians. Through these actions, the MTC estimates that more than 300 cellular base stations with 4G technology will be installed for the current year, with which thousands of residents will have greater internet connectivity, which will result in the improvement of their economic condition and of quality of life.

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