Relief as Ezra Chiloba lowers calling rates after it emerged consumers were paying high prices for calling rates

Kenyans will enjoy lower call rates in Kenya, according to new guidelines released by the Kenya Communications Authority. Kenyans will benefit from lower call rates, which will see costs come down after CA’s review of mobile termination rates (MTRs) and fixed termination rates (FTRs), according to a statement by CA General Manager Ezra Chiloba.

The statement stated that CA is capping MTRs and FTRs at Ksh0.12 per minute. As a result, Kenyans will enjoy more affordable rates as CA encourages service operators to move away from the current Ksh0.99 MTR and FTR charged by telecommunications service providers.

Chiloba added that the review of call charges would also reduce the need for consumers to have multiple SIM cards, because as calls become more convenient, so will charges between networks. “As the ICT industry regulator, the Authority is tasked with ensuring that consumers have access to affordable communications services.”

The CA boss added that the investigation was initiated after it emerged that consumers were paying high prices for call charges that made it difficult for them to enjoy affordable communications services across the country.
“As required by the Constitution, the Authority carried out a public consultation on this issue in July 2021, seeking opinions and comments from various stakeholders, including telecommunications operators.”

At the wholesale level, operators will have greater price flexibility while developing innovative and affordable products.”

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