Regulator slashes interconnection fees

27 Jan 2020

Nepal’s telecoms regulator, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), has issued its Interconnection Guideline 2019 setting out the maximum interconnection tariffs service providers can charge. From mid-March 2020, fees will be capped at NPR0.20 (USD0.00173) per minute for calls between two landlines, NPR0.10 for calls from a landline to a mobile, NPR0.20 for calls from a mobile to a landline and NPR0.10 for calls between two mobile networks. According to The Kathmandu Post, the NTA director Min Prasad Aryal hopes the lower interconnection charges will ‘be passed on to the customers with operators decreasing their tariffs’.

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