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Call Termination Rates to be Reduced – ICASA

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 12:12
The Independent Communications Authority of South African and telecommunications companies will embark on a process to cut call termination rates
The Independent Communications Authority of South African (ICASA) and telecommunications companies will embark on a process to cut call termination rates.

In a press statement, following a meeting between ICASA, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom, Neotel and the Internet Service Provider’s Association, ICASA says the interconnect rate has been discussed.

Interconnect rates are the amounts charged by networks for carrying calls on behalf of one another, with South Africa having exorbitant interconnect fees when compared with most other countries.

"The meeting was necessitated by the ongoing public discussions around the cost of call termination in the country," says ICASA.

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Source: 
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