Conatel reduces mobile interconnection charges after four-year stalemate

22 Aug 2012

More than four years since it last adjusted mobile interconnection rates, Paraguayan regulator Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Conatel) has confirmed that it has finally reduced the charges again, La Nacion reports. As per board resolution No. 1023/2012, from 1 October 2012 the interconnection rate will drop from PYG5 (USD0.00112) per second to PYG3, excluding VAT. With reference to the previous alteration in April 2008, Luis Fleitas, manager of Conatel’s planning and development arm, admitted that the drop was a long time coming. The interconnection rate for fixed line operators remains unchanged at PYG3.