Subtel to lower Movistar fixed termination fee

11 Mar 2019

Chilean telecoms watchdog the Department of Telecommunications (Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones, Subtel) has proposed lowering the termination fee for fixed and mobile calls to Movistar’s fixed network from CLP3.7 (USD0.0055) per minute to CLP0.8 per minute. The operator had argued for the rate to be increased to CLP5.7 per minute, but Subtel dismissed the request, noting that it went against the global trend. The regulator also highlighted Movistar’s continued dominance in the fixed telephony space, with the telco claiming a market share of 41.2% in September 2018 – more than the next three providers combined – according to Subtel. Movistar had until 13 March to file an appeal against the decision.