Ukrainian regulator tries again to cut termination rates

16 Jul 2020

Ukraine’s National Commission for State Regulation of Communications & Informatization (NCCIR/NKRZI) issued a decision on 14 July 2020 to cut the unified wholesale mobile termination rate (MTR) and long-distance voice call termination rate from UAH0.12 (USD0.0044) to UAH0.08 per minute from 1 October 2020. As published on the watchdog’s website, the decision (No. 270) requires approval from the Ministry of Justice. Earlier in the month the NCCIR was forced to cancel a similar decision (issued in May) to cut the termination rates, after the Ministry refused to register it. The NCCIR’s latest decision brings forward the date of effectiveness by three months from its original proposal of January 2021.