Icasa proposes sharp cuts in termination rates

Monday 7 October 2013 | 14:45 CET | News
South Africa's Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has proposed a sharp reduction in termination rates. Following a review of the effectiveness of competition in the market for call termination, the regulator imposed cost-oriented pricing on Vodacom and MTN for mobile termination and Telkom for fixed termination. Icasa said the market remains ineffective with extremely high levels of concentration. As a result, it proposed cutting the current mobile termination rate of ZAR 0.40 per minute to ZAR 0.20 from March 2014, ZAR 0.15 from March 2015 and ZAR 0.10 from March 2016.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Fixed / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Cell C / ICASA / MTN / Telkom / Vodacom
Countries: South Africa
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Icasa to review call termination regulations

Published 30 Jan 2017 12:20 CET | South Africa
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is inviting interested stakeholders to participate in a process ...

Icasa outlines further cuts in termination rates

Published 05 Sep 2014 12:32 CET | South Africa
South Africa's industry regulator Icasa has published the proposed mobile termination rates for the period 1 October to 28 ...

Court upholds cut in South Africa termination rates

Published 01 Apr 2014 09:33 CET | South Africa
The High Court in South Africa has upheld regulator Icasa's decision to lower mobile termination rates from 01 April. The rate ...

South Africa's Telkom welcomes new call termination rates

Published 29 Jan 2014 13:07 CET | South Africa
South African fixed line operator Telkom has welcomed the new Call Termination Rates (CTRs) issued by the Independent ...

ICASA set to appoint new CEO after exit of Dlamini - report

Published 23 Oct 2013 10:45 CET | South Africa
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is expected to name Pakamile Pongwana as its new CEO, to replace ...

MTN dismisses Cell C complaint of anti-competitive behaviour

Published 10 Oct 2013 11:34 CET | South Africa
MTN South Africa has dismissed claims by Cell C that it has behaved in an anti-competitive manner, MyBroadband reported. Cell C ...

Cell C files competition complaint against MTN, Vodacom

Published 09 Oct 2013 16:11 CET | South Africa
South Africa mobile operator Cell C has lodged an antitrust complaint against MTN Group and Vodacom, charging its bigger rivals ...

Vodacom raises concerns about Icasa MTR proposals

Published 08 Oct 2013 13:16 CET | South Africa
Vodacom Group said it supports a reduction in mobile termination rates (MTRs) but has concerns about asymmetry. In a statement, ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

22 Sep BIG 5G Event
23 Sep Submarine Networks Wold 2020
23 Sep China SDN/NFV/AI Conference
23 Sep Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
28 Sep Open Networking & Edge Summit
28 Sep The Edge Event
::: More Calendar Items