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Peruvian operators ordered to provide free calls, SMS following heavy rains

Tuesday 12 February 2019 | 10:47 CET | News

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Peruvian telecommunications regulator Osiptel has ordered the country's operators to provide free calls and SMS services in southern areas affected by heavy rainfall, floods and landslides in recent weeks. A state of emergency has been declared in Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna as a result of the heavy rains, prompting the watchdog to require operators to provide free services for a minimum period of 48 hours, a measure that can be extended or reduced depending on the severity of the situation.

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Companies: Osiptel
Countries: Peru
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