TRC, mobile operators to discuss minimum call tariffs

11 Jun 2013

The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) is planning to hold a meeting with the country’s mobile operators to discuss minimum call costs, Lay Mariveau, first member of the TRC, told the Phnom Penh Post. Under government rules which came into force in 2009, the minimum cost for on-network calls is currently set at USD0.045 per minute, while the minimum for cross-network calls is USD0.0595. The TRC official said that after studying the country’s wireless sector, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) suggested that USD0.024 per minute would be the lowest call price at which operators could compete effectively. He added that the regulator plans to meet with mobile phone companies after the 28 July national elections to discuss minimum prices, to ensure fair competition in the market.