The Tanzania Daily News reports that telecommunication interconnection rates between mobile service providers have been reduced from 115 to 34.92 shillings per minute. The new rates were announced by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA).
The country’s Deputy Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Mr January Makamba, reiterated government’s plans to construct a Telecoms Traffic Monitoring System by mid-year.
This system is expected to improve overall telecommunications in the country, including helping to manage communication time.
“To ensure that the lowered interconnection rates are enjoyed fully by the public, the government is constructing a monitoring system that will monitor communication in the country. The target is to remove interconnection charges as it’s the case in some countries,” he is quoted as saying.