Turkey’s interconnection rates lowered

16 Apr 2009

Turkish regulator, Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA), has lowered interconnection rates for both fixed line and wireless operators. The new rates will take effect on 1 May 2009. Wireline incumbent Turk Telekom will now charge a maximum of TRY0.0139 (USD0.008) per minute to connect local calls, TRY0.0171 per minute for ‘On-Net’ calls and TRY0.027 per minute for ‘Off-Net’ connections. Meanwhile, the largest wireless operator by subscribers Turkcell, will charge TRY0.0655 per minute for mobile calls, down from the previous rate of TRY0.091. Avea, will connect mobile calls at a rate of TRY0.0775 per minute and Vodafone Turkey will charge TRY0.0675 per minute. All rates quoted exclude VAT.