The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has announced the reduction of call rates.
In a statement on Friday, CA said the call rates will drop from the current Ksh0.58 per minute to Ksh0.41 per minute and will apply to all mobile networks as the maximum charge.
”The new rate is informed by the prevailing economic environment, ICT market dynamics and the need to strike a balance between the promotion of investment and the protection of consumers. Lower Mobile Termination Rates (MTRS) and Fixed Termination Rates (FTRS) mean lower calling rates for consumers.
“This decision will have positive outcomes for both the consumers and operators. Consumers will now enjoy access to a variety of affordable services across networks while operators will have more price flexibility in developing more affordable products,” read the statement in part.
CA explained that the decrease was occasioned by the current economic times where many Kenyans are struggling to make ends meet.
The new rates will commence on March 1, 2024, and last for two years before review and will only apply to calls made within Kenya.