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Customer relationship management: what can telecom regulators do?

The very first airing of LIRNEasia‘s current research on customer relationship management in electricity and telecom sectors was in July 2013 at an event organized by Informa. But that was a partial presentation, since the design team had not finished their work by then. The first full airing was therefore in Windhoek, Namibia, a rather […]

Mythbuster: RIA clarifies importance of reducing mobile termination charges

Our sister organization Research ICT Africa has issued an interesting document called mythbuster on the contentious issues of high mobile termination charges and their contribution to giving South Africa mobile prices that are three times those of neighboring Namibia. More strength to your arm RIA. Mythbuster is a great idea. We should see if we […]

Price benchmarking by RIA applies pressure on regulator and policy makers in South Africa

The quote below comes from one of many media reports that carried the results of RIA benchmarking of mobile prices across Africa. SA’s prepaid cellphone pricing is three times more expensive than Namibia’s, making SA among the most expensive countries in Africa despite an intervention to regulate the tariffs, according to a study released this […]

Namibia: What to do when mobile termination is reduced but offnet charges don’t follow

Namibia poses an interesting question. The regulator acts to reduce one of the key costs of providing offnet calls, the mobile termination rate. But the operator holding 85 percent market share refuses to make a corresponding reduction in offnet call charges. Now the regulator has responded by ordering reduction of offnet call charges. Namibia has […]

Namibian interconnection rates converged at NAD 0.60 (USD 0.07)

Namibian Communications Commission (NCC) has ordered the convergence of interconnection rates between operators (Cell One, Telecom Namibia and MTC) through the introduction of a standard charges structure; rates will be reduced bi-annually over a two-year period. Symmetry between mobile and fixed termination rates supports fixed-mobile convergence and removes distortions caused by previously higher mobile-to-mobile rates. A benchmarking […]

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