Kathmandu, January 24
The telecommunications regulatory body of the country, Nepal Telecommunications Authority, has directed telephone service providers to decrease the charge they impose on inter-network calls. The directive will come into effect on April 2.
The authority recently issued the Interconnection Guideline requiring the companies to decrease the charge. The authority’s spokesperson and director Min Prasad Aryal says the customers can directly benefit from the new rule. “After it is implemented, companies earn more profit. Based on that, they have to decrease the call tariff.”
Whereas other interconnection charges have been slashed, the guideline has increased the cost of calling a landline number from a mobile phone.
Many international companies have already removed the provision of interconnection charges. The government of Nepal, however, has adopted a policy of gradually phasing it out.
Published on January 24th, Friday, 2020 1:19 PM
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