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Kenyans to Pay Sh0.58 for Call Rates Across Networks

The review was last done in 2012 when it was reduced to KSh1.44 per minute from KSh2.21 and subsequently to KSh0.99 in 2015.

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.
Kenya has protested a move by the United States to list Kenya as a signatory to Declaration for the future of internet terming it as erroneous. Safaricom Base transceiver station, (BTS) located at Olgulului in Kajiado County.

Safaricom Base transceiver station, (BTS) located at Olgulului in Kajiado County.

Kenyan mobile users will enjoy cheap calls after mobile operators agreed to cut their rates by 41 per cent to Sh0.58 starting August 1.

The interim Mobile Termination Rate (MTR) and Fixed Termination Rate (FTR) will apply for 12 months, after which the Communication Authority(CA) will issue new rates based on the outcome of the ongoing network cost study.

On December 23 2021, the Authority determined interconnection rates, reducing the prevailing MTR and FTR from Sh0.99 to Sh0.12.

However, Safaricom filed a petition at the Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal to challenge the determination.

Safaricom argued that the regulator ignored the cost of doing business and instead relied on a benchmarking methodology in making the decision.

Following the petition, the Authority engaged with the operators to reach a compromise that would unlock the benefits of lower MTR and FTR to the industry and, most importantly, the consumers.

“With the adoption of the revised interim MTR and FTR, it is expected that operators will remain incentivized to invest in quality and innovation as consumers enjoy affordable communication products and services,” said CA.


 

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.

In my role as Community Engagement Editor For Khusoko, I care about our audience. engaging them, getting news delivered to them across a variety of platforms, and expanding the diversity of voices on our website.

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