Kenya: Kibaki Stops Further Drop in Mobile Call Charges

President Kibaki has stopped further cuts in mobile phone termination charges, giving telecom operators reprieve from a looming renewal of tariff wars.

In a directive issued after a meeting with telecoms operators on May 18, the President ordered an immediate stop to the reduction of termination charges – signalling that it will take some time before the operators get new headroom to cut call costs as has happened in the past 10 months.

The decision, which has since been ratified by industry regulator, the Communications Commission of Kenya’s (CCK) board, means that the interconnection charges – the fee that operators levy calls terminating within their networks from outside – will remain at current levels in the medium term, giving the operators some level of revenue predictability.

Read more in  Business Daily

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