Mauritius Telecom cuts interconnection charges

7 Oct 2011

State-owned fixed line telephone operator Mauritius Telecom has reportedly cut its interconnection charges by 20% for calls from a landline to a mobile number, according to an unconfirmed report citing the country’s telecommunications regulator, the Information Communication Technology Authority (ICTA), as saying. It is not the first time that the regulator has instigated price cuts for interconnection. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in terms of wholesale interconnection, new rules for carrier pre-selection (CPS) for international calls came into force in Mauritius in 2004. The ICTA also implemented a new regime for Calling Party Pays (CPP) and cost-based interconnection charges to mobile operators that year, and minimum termination charges for international calls terminated in Mauritius came into being in 2006, while cost-based interconnection charges to fixed line operators followed in 2008. Telecommunication Directives (TD) 1&3 of 2008 determined new Interconnection Usage Charges (IUCs), which were designed to renew competitive dynamism across the main telecommunications markets, notably fixed network services, mobile network services and ILD market segments in particular. More recently, in July 2011, Mauritius introduced plans to cut telephone interconnection charges in the country by up to 33%.

Mauritius, Mauritius Telecom (MT)