Icasa reveals new call termination rates

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Written by Connection-Telecom Editor on Friday, 05 September 2014

Call termination rates are the fees telecoms operators charge each other to connect 
calls to one another’s networks.

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) revealed its new draft call termination regulations at a press conference on 4 September 2014.

From 1 October 2014 to 28 February 2015, fixed call rates will be 12c within the same area code, and 19c between different area codes. From March 2015, the termination rates for fixed and mobile calls will be the same.

Read more at MyBroadband.

 

   

FatBudgie offers 'cheapest' minimum call rates

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Written by Connection-Telecom Editor on Thursday, 28 August 2014

FatBudgie rocked the market this week by announcing the lowest small business 
call rates in South African history – from as low as 25c per minute for calls to landline numbers, and 39c per minute to mobile numbers.

The announcement eclipses similar announcements made by the mobile operators in July, effectively under-cutting its closest competitor by 11c on its "cheapest" plan.

New packages

The new FatBudgie rates range across three different plans:

  • YellowBudgie for light users – if your staff members each make less than 10 minutes in outbound calls daily on average
  • GreenBudgie for average users – 10-15 minutes
  • BlueBudgie – more than 15 minutes

Read more: FatBudgie offers 'cheapest' minimum call rates

   

Icasa adopts cost model for call termination rates

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Written by Connection-Telecom Editor on Monday, 18 August 2014

Icasa has adopted Long-Run Incremental Cost Plus (LRIC+) to determine the cost alt
of mobile and fixed wholesale voice call termination. This will now be the cost standard for bottom-up and top-down modelling.

Check out what the basis for this decision is at MyBroadband.