Uganda: Phone calls to cost more after ‘order’

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has issued new directives to telecom operators, barring them from lowering call rates beyond a certain minimum.

In the directives, issued last Friday, telecom operators will not be allowed to charge on-net telephone calling rates lower than 70 per cent of inter-connection rates.

Interconnection rates, which is the money that a telecom company pays to others when callers make cross-network calls, currently stand at Shs131 per minute, the highest in the region.

Read more in Daily Monitor