Peru. A total of 4,364,922 Peruvians benefited from accessing radio and television services granted by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, MTC, through 441 new authorizations granted in more than 20 regions during the year 2022.
Of the total authorizations, 324 were given to provide the service on radio and 117 destined to broadcast signal on VHF television, in order to promote education and national integration, in each locality of the country. Likewise, 72% were for commercial purposes, 26% for educational purposes; and 2% for Community purposes.
"The balance of authorizations is important because radio and television help connect and promote educational, social, cultural and entertainment development in each locality of our national territory," said the Minister of Transport and Communications, Paola Lazarte.
According to figures from the General Directorate of Telecommunications Authorizations (DGAT), 31 localities accessed the VHF television service for the first time, to benefit about 160 thousand people, in Aco (Ancash), Caraybamba and Cotaruse (Apurimac), Coasa (Puno), Huancabamba (Pasco), among others.
Likewise, 53 localities had FM radio service for the first time, favoring approximately 158 thousand Peruvians distributed in Andarapa (Apurimac), Accoito, Antuyo Llaullimarca and Miraflores (Cusco), Ayrampuni (Puno), Cañaveral (Tumbes), Chasquitambo (Ancash), Flor de Punga (Loreto), Fuerte Arica (Tacna), Imata (Arequipa), Lagunas (Piura), Yomblon (Amazonas), Yuyapichis (Huánuco) and more.
The number of authorized broadcasting stations increased in 2022 by 5.1% compared to 2021. In addition, 83% of FM radio and VHF television stations granted during the year 2022 are located in rural areas and of preferential social interest.