67% MTR drop effective 1 August

30 Jul 2013

The Telecommunications Office of the Slovak Republic (TU SR) has confirmed the setting of a new lower wholesale mobile termination rate (MTR) effective from 1 August 2013. The new maximum network interconnection charge of EUR0.01226 (0.01627) per minute for voice calls represents a 67% reduction to the existing MTR, and applies to all three of the country’s cellular network operators, Orange, Slovak Telekom and Telefonica (O2). As reported by CommsUpdate, the TU SR published the draft decision proposing the 67% MTR cut in late-March, based on a pure long-run incremental cost model (Bottom Up Long Run Incremental Cost).