The Supervisory Body for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Osiptel) declared unfounded the appeal filed by the operating company Telefonica of Peru (Movistar) and confirmed the fines that were imposed in the first instance for a total of 470 Tax Units (UIT), equivalent to S/ 2,162,000.
Through the Resolution of the Board of Directors No. 038-2022-CD/Osiptel, published this Sunday in the newspaper El Peruano, the regulatory entity ratified the application of a fine of 350 UIT or S/ 1,610,000 for the commission of a very serious typified in the General Tariff Regulations, by having applied a price (single installation charge) higher than that legally established, to 1,387 telephone lines.
The aforementioned resolution also confirms a fine of 120 UIT or S/ 552.00, imposed on Telefónica del Perú for submitting information requested on a mandatory basis by the regulatory entity after the deadline, considered a serious infraction according to the provisions of the General Regulation of Infractions and Sanctions. .
The regular entity mentioned that with the published resolution the administrative channel is exhausted.
It should be noted that the resources obtained from the fines imposed on the operating companies by Osiptel do not constitute income for the regulator, but are allocated to the National Telecommunications Program (Pronatel) fund, an organization that promotes access to and use of public services in essential telecommunications for rural populations, attached to the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).