CITC to reduce mobile, fixed termination rates

12 Jun 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has announced plans to lower the cap on termination rates for local mobile and fixed calls. The decision comes as a result of a thorough benchmark analysis conducted by the CITC into global averages and regulatory best practice for termination rates, as well as extensive consultations with Saudi Arabia’s five telecom operators. Under the proposal, local mobile termination rates (MTRs) will be set at SAR0.022 (USD0.0059), while fixed termination rates (FTRs) will drop to SAR0.011. Mohammed Al-Tamimi, governor of the CITC, said: ‘The decision to further reduce termination rates will benefit consumers, operators, and investors alike, and is crucial to the strengthening of the Kingdom’s telecommunications ecosystem and competitive environment.’

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