Telcos to receive international termination rate in dollars – NCC

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has set $0.045 as the new international termination rate (ITR) for voice calls.

In a statement on Monday, the commission said the new rate takes effect from January 1, 2022.

ITR is the rate paid to local operators by international operators to terminate calls in Nigeria.

operators pay to another local operator to terminate calls within the country.

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The new ITR replaces the existing one at N24.40k and is being received in naira by the operators.

With the new development, mobile network providers in Nigeria will begin receiving revenue from all international calls in US dollars from next year.

“The $0.045 rate is the floor price for ITR services and shall take effect from January 1, 2022. The rate is to be paid in US Dollar to enable Nigerian operators to receive an increasing rate in Naira terms to accommodate devaluation,” the statement reads.

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