Safaricom Sues the Communications Authority Over the Revision of the MTR

Following the CA’s decision of lowering the MTR, Safaricom has reportedly filed a case with the Communications and Multi-media appeals tribunal opposing the same.

Following the announcement of the revision of the Mobile Termination Rate (MTR) by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) from KES 0.99 per minute to KES 0.12, Safaricom has sued the CA opposing the decision.

Safaricom filed the case against the CA with the Communications and Multi-media appeals tribunal seeking an injunction urgently.

“The appellant appeals against the decision by the respondent (CA) finding that the current mobile and fixed voice termination rate (MTR and FTR) of Sh0.99 implemented by all telecommunications service providers did not reflect the true cost of interconnection.

The appellant appeals against the decision by the respondent finding that the current mobile and fixed voice termination rate (MTR and FTR) of Sh0.99 implemented by all telecommunications service providers prevented operators from offering consumers more affordable and competitive prices and services.”

Safaricom’s Argument in its Appeal

The decision of Safaricom filing a case against the CA was publically opposed by Airtel Kenya which openly welcomed the revision of the MTR.

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