Transport and Communications, Enrique Cornejo, said today that the
implementation of National Plan for Development of Broadband in Peru
will allow the number of connections increased by 290 percent, by
2016, from current levels.
He said that the increase will mean
that in five years there will be a total of four million broadband
connections nationwide and with speeds of 512 kilobytes per second
He added that another goal set in the plan
is to achieve, by 2016, the figure of 500 000 broadband connections
high-speed greater than four megabytes per second (mbps).
plan contains policy recommendations for the expansion of Broadband
by achieving three goals: i) the provision of infrastructure and
offer appropriate services, ii) stimulate demand and the inclusion of
the population, and iii) strengthen the institutional framework aimed
at a technology converged environment of information and
communication technology (ICT)", he said.
He noted that
Peru has been significant advances in communications in the last five
years and up to date there are nearly 30 million mobile phones and a
large number of phones and fixed wireless.
connections we have around 1.5 million officials connected, but
through public cabinets can be many more that are connected every
day", he said.
He emphasized that various global
organizations agree on the need for states to work towards further
development of broadband.
"It is estimated that with a
ten percent increase in Broad Band connections we can achieve an
increase of 1.3 points in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and also
with an increase of ten to 20 percent per year in the Broad Band we
can achieves a 1.5 percent increase in the productivity of the
country", he said.
(Source: Andina News)