AKEP sets new glide paths for fixed and mobile termination rates

9 Oct 2018

Albanian telecoms watchdog the Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (Autoritetit Te Komunikimeve Elektronike Dhe Postare, AKEP) has concluded market analyses of the fixed and mobile sectors and published several decisions to impose conditions on operators deemed to have significant market power (SMP). In the fixed segment, AKEP set a new glidepath to lower termination rates from ALL1.29 (USD0.012) per minute (excluding tax) to ALL1.00 from 1 December 2018 and to ALL0.70 from 1 December 2019, whilst ALBtelecom’s transit fees were lowered from ALL0.81 to ALL0.63 and ALL0.44 on the same dates. Meanwhile, mobile termination rates (MTRs) were set for all three mobile network operators and would lower from ALL1.48 to ALL1.22 on 1 December 2018 and ALL1.11 one year later.