Regulator To Impose Reduction In Termination Rates


News: The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) drafted regulations to impose cost-orientated pricing on mobile and fixed termination rates, following a review on industry conditions. According to the proposal, ICASA suggested a reduction in the current mobile termination rate of ZAR0.40 (US$0.04) a minute to ZAR0.20 (US$0.02) in March 2014, while further reducing the termination rates to ZAR0.15 (US$0.015) and ZAR0.10 (US$0.01) in March 2015 and March 2016, respectively. In the fixed market, the regulator proposed a rate of ZAR0.19 (US$0.019) for cross-net calls and ZAR0.12 (US$0.012) for on-net calls between 2014 and 2016, keeping asymmetric rates unchanged.

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Sector: Telecommunications
Geography: South Africa

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