Is there net neutrality regulation?

Yes. In 2005, the Peruvian regulator, the “Organismo Supervisor de Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones” (Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications)—OSIPTEL approved the “Reglamento de Calidad de los Servicios Públicos de Telecomunicaciones – Resolución de Consejo Directivo N° 040-2005-CD/OSIPTEL” (Regulation of Quality of Public Telecommunications Services—Board Resolution No. 040-2005 CD/OSIPTEL). In 2012, the Peruvian government enacted the act titled “Ley de promoción de la banda ancha y construcción de la red dorsal nacional de fi bra óptica” (“Act for Broadband Promotion and National Optical Fiber Backbone Network Construction”), officially Act 29904 (article 6 includes the net neutrality principle). *The Supreme Decree 014-2013-MTC (enacted on November 4th, 2013) entitles OSIPTEL to “grant permission” in advance to ISPs to go against the net neutrality principle in two situations: (a) when there is a judicial mandate and (b) in case of an emergency situation *In 2013, the Peruvian Congress passed the law titled “Ley que establece medidas para fortalecer la competencia en el Mercado de los servicios publicos moviles” (“Act to establish actions to strengthen competition in the market for mobile public services”), officially Act 30083. Act 30083 is considered a complementary law to the net neutrality provisions.

 Has any national regulator issued any regulation regarding zero rating?


Is zero rating permitted by the national regulation or tolerated by the national regulator?


Name of the operators implementing zero rating offerings:

Entel; Bitel.

Are the operators zero-rating specific services (e.g. only Whatsapp) or classes of services (e.g. all instant messaging apps)?

Specific apps.

In case only specific services are zero rated, what are the zero rated services?

Entel –

Facebook Gratis (this is Facebook Zero, i.e., FB with limited functionality)

Bitel –


Is the zero-rated service throttled or blocked after the data volume is exceed?


Is the user signing up for free (e.g. zero rated services are bundled with specific offerings) or is the zero rating offering?

Requires active SIM.

Is the Content of Application  Provider paying to be zero-rated?


Is the zero rating offering time-limited?


Internet penetration level:

In Oct/2019, 67.6% per IWS.

 Is there data protection regulation in the country?


Name of the person providing information (optional):

Yes. Personal Data Protection Law No. 29733 (‘PDPL’) published on July 3, 2011 its regulations enacted by Supreme Decree 003-2013-JUS and published on March 22, 2013 (the ‘Regulations’), and the Security Policy on Information Managed by Databanks of Personal Data enacted by Directorial Resolution N° 019-2013-JUS/DGPDP on October 11, 2013.

Name of the person providing information (optional):

Dhanaraj Thakur