Vodacom raises concerns about Icasa MTR proposals

Tuesday 8 October 2013 | 13:16 CET | News
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Vodacom Group said it supports a reduction in mobile termination rates (MTRs) but has concerns about asymmetry. In a statement, group CEO Shameel Joosub said it supports ICASA's goal of reducing MTRs, provided that such a reduction is cost-based. Joosub said cuts in the MTR can have a profound impact on both the firm's business and those of its suppliers, franchisees and other stakeholders. He said that the firm will be responding to ICASA to make the case that the proposed reduction and glide path, which has an initial drop of 50 percent in March 2014, are too steep and could have serious

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: ICASA / Vodacom
Countries: South Africa
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