ARCEP sets new MTR glidepath

1 May 2019

Chadian telecoms watchdog the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Post (L’Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes, ARCEP), has issued a decision to eliminate mobile termination rates (MTRs) by 2021. The ruling will reduce the MTR for voice calls from its current level of XAF68 (USD0.116) per minute to XAF25 by the end of June this year, then to XAF15 in 2020 and XAF0 in 2021. Termination charges for SMS, meanwhile, will drop form the current XAF15 to XAF5 later this year and will be reduced to zero from the start of 2020. The decision was issued on 19 April and operators must adopt the new rates within two months.