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Comparatel: “Discover the tariff plan for telephony, Internet and Pay TV that suits you best. Compare and choose”


Description

The tariff plans that telecommunication operators offer is wide and dynamic, generating a diverse range of tariffs and conditions that make difficult for users to determine the best choice.
In this context, and as part of the institutional policy of empowering user with information, the OSIPTEL arranged to put all updated commercial information in the market available for users, in order to compare, and thus choose the best choice.
Comparatel was developed for this purpose, as a digital tool that systematizes and arranges the current tariff plans offered, in order to be available to the public in a friendly way, allowing comparison based on what is really needed.
When you enter Comparatel (comparatel.pe), you have four services: Two calculators to determine mobile data consumption and home Internet speed; and two to compare tariff plans. The user must set up the tariff that plans to invest, the amount of data or the speed needed, and Comparatel will present a dashboard with all current offers in the market.
Comparatel was entirely developed by the OSIPTEL, and it is constantly improving. It has been available since February 2020 and has been visited by more than 830 000 people.

Project website

https://www.comparatel.pe/


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge 2021
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Coverage
  • Peru

Status

Ongoing

Start date

January 2020

End date

Not set


Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Youth
  • Older persons
  • Women
  • People with disabilities
  • The unemployed
  • Remote and rural communities

Replicability

It is recommended that all telecommunications markets have a tool as Comparatel. National Regulatory Agencies could develop a similar tool according to the information needs of their own markets. The tool could be placed at the NRA’s website.


Sustainability

Comparatel was implemented by OSIPTEL staff, no outsiders were required, even improvements are constantly being incorporated. Operation and management is carried out by own staff.


WSIS values promotion

• Comparatel provides information on telecommunications services in a simple and friendly way, promoting information for users in a framework of equality • Comparatel makes possible to contribute to the protection of home and family, specifically in its spendings to contract key services such as telecommunications.


Entity name

Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (OSIPTEL)

Entity country—type

Peru Government

Entity website

https://www.osiptel.gob.pe/