Telecommunications company Entel Peru launched a new fixed wireless Internet service, with which wants to reach 500,000 households in 2019. According to the company, the aim is to reduce the digital, social and economic gap.
The company offers two packages – with speeds of 1 mbps and 2 mbps- for S/49 (USD 14) and S/ 69 (USD 20) respectively. Routers are provided by Huawei. According to La República newspaper, in a first stage the service is available in Lima, Junín, La Libertad, Arequipa, Piura and Ica, but by year-end it will reach national level, in areas where Entel operates.
Ignacio Nores, VP Consumer Market at Entel Perú, said that in Peru the Internet penetration in households with fixed lines is smaller than the average for Latin America, reaching 2.1 million households, that is, 25% penetration.