Tanzania proposes steady fall in voice termination rates

12 Dec 2017

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) is set to hold a public hearing with industry stakeholders to discuss proposed changes to interconnection rates. The current rate of TZS26.96 (USD0.01) per minute came into force on 1 January 2017 and is set to expire on 31 December, ending a glide path for steadily decreasing rates that began on 1 March 2013.

The regulator has invited stakeholders to attend a meeting on 12 December to discuss a new glide path for cost-based voice call termination rates, which have been proposed as follows: TZS15.6 per minute from 1 January 2018; TZS10.4 from 1 January 2019; TZS5.2 from 1 January 2020; TZS2.6 from 1 January 2021; and finally falling to TZS2.0 on 1 January 2022.