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Regional one network area to reduce call rates

By Vision Reporter

Added 9th January 2015 04:16 PM

MTN Uganda has joined the East African one network area. The network partners have executed multilateral agreements to put in place aligned and affordable tariffs across the participating countries within the one network area in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan.

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MTN Uganda has joined the East African one network area. The network partners have executed multilateral agreements to put in place aligned and affordable tariffs across the participating countries within the one network area in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan.


MTN Uganda has joined the East African one network area.  The network partners have executed multilateral agreements to put in place aligned and affordable tariffs across the participating countries within the one network area in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan.

This One Network Area is a culmination of the regional telecommunications policy framework that was agreed upon by the member countries during the 5th Heads of State Summit for the Northern Corridor Integration projects in 2014.

Members States agreed to amend fiscal policies by eliminating heavy additional taxes and levies on international calls within the region.  The regional calls are now at parity with the tax base for local calls.  

Government’s elimination of the additional direct taxes on regional calls has in turn enabled MTN Uganda to package affordable calling rates for both roaming and international calling within this area, designed around a common regional tax exclusive base rate of sh10 per minute.  

MTN’s One Network offer enables an MTN Uganda subscriber (while roaming in Kenya, Rwanda or South Sudan) to make calls to networks within the visited country and/or to make calls back to Uganda at sh360 per minute.  

The new offer also enables MTN subscribers to receive calls from Uganda at zero rate while roaming with the ONA network partners.

MTN’s One Network offer enables subscribers to call Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan at significantly reduced rates of sh330 per minute.  Any subscriber from Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan will be able to call MTN Uganda’s subscribers at similar rates.




 

Regional one network area to reduce call rates

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