Progress Review of Peru's Telecommunications Regulator
Regulators act as “market referees”, balancing often competing interests of stakeholders,
including governments, current and future actors in the markets, and consumers. At
the same time, markets are changing at an unprecedented pace due to new technologies,
the international drive toward carbon-neutral economies, shifts in consumer needs
and preferences, and, more recently, the profound changes brought by the COVID-19
pandemic. Assessing the performance of economic regulators must therefore be a continuous
This progress review evaluates the changes put in place by Peru’s telecommunications
regulator, OSIPTEL, since the previous OECD performance assessment review in 2018,
in the interest of increasing the effectiveness of its regulatory activities and improving
final outcomes for consumers and the economy.
Published on April 12, 2023Also available in: Spanish
Peru's telecommunications regulator OSIPTEL has made significant improvements in several
areas of recommendations since 2018. Key successes include an increase in the fee
that funds the regulator, the implementation of regulatory impact assessments and
the reintroduction of a users’ council.
Political instability and high turnover at senior levels of the executive branch hindered
more structural co-ordination with public actors. A number of recommendations relating
to OSIPTEL’s external governance have thus proven more difficult to implement.
Priorities for the future
To continue OSIPTEL’s progress and support its performance, the regulator should clearly
communicate its role and mandate as a regulator, promote diversity in decision making
and increase the use of early-stage stakeholder consultation and risk-based approaches.
For further information, please contact Martha Baxter, OECD Regulatory Policy Division.