Consumers benefit from lower mobile termination rates

Mobile termination rates no longer pose an obstacle to competition. Cell C and Telkom Mobile have continued to place pressure on MTN and Vodacom to reduce their prices, even at the new higher rate of 20c.

Despite being less favourable to the smaller operators than those introduced in March last year by ICASA, the latest mobile termination rate (MTR) of 20c set following the legal review still allows Cell C and Telkom Mobile to compete with MTN and Vodacom’s on-net prices.

Download Research ICT Africa’s policy brief no 1, 2015: Consumers benefit from lower mobile termination rates