CAPE TOWN - Telkom said that communications regulator Icasa's new plans to bring down call termination rates again would penalise Telkom more than its competitors.
Telkom said: "ICASA is proposing that fixed termination rates (FTRs) should fall by 70 percent compared with a reduction of only 31 percent in base mobile termination rates (MTRs) and that MTR asymmetry which supports new entrants should be reduced."
"This decision penalises Telkom much more than it does our competitors, although we are the smallest provider of mobile services in the market."
Icasa is awaiting comments on its new draft call termination rates, which were published on August 16.
“The effective date of the regulations, once finalised, will be 1 October 2018,” said Icasa.