Safaricom, Ethio Telecom agree to apply equal voice termination rates
14 June 2019
Ethiopian incumbent operator Ethio Telecom has reached an agreement with Kenya's Safaricom to apply equal termination tariff rates for voice calls. Ethio Telecom said this follows its request in January to apply equal voice call termination rates among operators in Africa to help spur integration. It said Safaricom agreed to implement the initiative as of 10 June.
The agreement allows the two operators to provide affordable interconnect voice tariffs to their customers. The two companies have also discussed how to further implement equal interconnect termination rates with other operators in Africa. The two operators have also discussed how to boost business relations between them.
Ethio Telecom and Safaricom have existing partnerships in various areas including international gateway and interconnect.