Kazakhstan to reduce rate of service on internetworking telecommunication
Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 14
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
"The rate of interconnect (bridging repeater) has been reduced from 13.02 to 11.10 tenge ($1 = 154,6 tenge) without VAT since January 1, 2014 within the framework of the memorandum about reducing interconnect rates", the press service of the ministry of transport and communications of Kazakhstan says.
Interconnect is an internetworking connection between telecom operators. Interconnect rate is a payment of one telecoms operator to another for a minute conversation of its subscriber during calls in the network of other operators.
According to the information, it is expected that rivalry in the telecommunication market will increase and the final tariffs on telephone connections between subscribers will decrease.
In April 2010, the Committee of connection and information of Kazakhstan recommended operators of telecommunication reconsider their tariff policy, and there was a decision about reconsideration of interconnect rate, which had not been changed since 1999.
As a result, for the period from 2010 to 2012, the interconnect rate was diminished from 19.98 to 15.3 tenge without VAT.
In December 2012, operators of telecommunication signed a joint memorandum about reducing interconnect rate to 15 percent annually for three years.
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