A document from the Peruvian Telephone Company, Lima, 1895.
The technical regulator of communications in Peru is the Presidency of the Minister Council, through the Organismo Supervisor de la Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones (OSIPTEL) in English, Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications.
Main fixed lines in use: 3,443,479 (June 2011).
Main mobile lines in use: 32,305,455 (December 2011).
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)