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Kenyans to Enjoy Lower Calling Rates Following CA's review of Interconnection rates.

 

Kenyans to Enjoy Lower Calling Rates
Kenyans could enjoy lower calling rates following the reduction of Mobile Termination Rate and Fixed Termination Rate by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) effective January 1 2022.

MTRs and FTRs are rates which mobile operators charge each other when customers call across networks. These rates have been reviewed down to Ksh. 0.12 down from 0.99 which has been effective since 2015.

The new move will likely see a number of operators drop their call rates per minute. Currently Airtel Kenya charges the lowest calling rates of Ksh. 2.78 for Airtel to Airtel or Airtel to other networks provided you're on Vuka 2. 

On the other hand, Safaricom charges Ksh. 4.87 for on-net calls and 4.30 for off net calls. Telkom Kenya also charges Ksh. 4.87 per minute.

According to the Communications Authority of Kenya, the revised rates will have a positive impact both to consumers and operators as it will allow operators more flexibility when coming up with innovative products while lowering overall call rates for consumers.

The rates where last reviewed in 2015 when they we're brought to Ksh. 0.99 down from Ksh 1.44 which was also downed from Ksh. 2.21 in 2012.

Currently Safaricom is the largest mobile phone operator with a market share of 64.6% according to the latest sector statistics from CA. Airtel Kenya comes second with a market share of 26.4 while Telkom Kenya comes a distant third with 6.4% market share.

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