CCK moves to lower charges

23 Feb 2007

The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has ordered the country’s two cellular operators to cap mobile charges at KES30 (USD0.43) per call. The regulator has also cut mobile-to-fixed interconnect rates from KES4.00 to KES1.74, writes The East African Standard, while mobile-to-mobile fees will drop from KES8.12 to KES6.28. The CCK is keen to see the cost of telecoms services reduced to encourage consumer take-up and has conducted a twelve-month study into service pricing. ‘Coupled with the lower termination rates being unveiled today, it is the Commission’s conviction that this will cultivate traffic growth, long-term revenue flows for operators and delivery of the benefits of competition to consumers and the economy at large,’ said CCK director general John Waweru.