Peru’s MTC (Ministry of Transport and Communications) has issued draft proposals for active infrastructure sharing.
By developing a set of standards to regulate the practice, the Ministry hopes to encourage infrastructure sharing, noting that it will allow operators to lower the cost of investment and network expansion.
Additionally, an increased level of infrastructure sharing would cut down on the number of sites required to deliver coverage. This would have an environmental benefit as well as making it easier for operators to extend coverage in remote rural areas.
As noted by local news outlet TeleSemena, a ministry report argued that infrastructure sharing regulations would enable greater access to services and improve competition, as well as ensuring “orderly” growth. The ministry claimed that if the sector continued on its current trajectory, network duplication would lead to inefficiencies and wasted costs.
According to CommsUpdate, while the ministry is keen for operators to share infrastructure, it has stressed that its proposals will not cover spectrum sharing.