ICASA has extended its current call termination glide path for 12 months while it performs a new cost study.
Vodacom and MTN will continue to charge R0.13 for calls from other networks to connect to their subscribers, while Cell C and Telkom may charge R0.19.
“Competition in the relevant markets still remain ineffective. The pro-competitive conditions imposed on licensees in 2014 are still relevant,” said ICASA.
ICASA received requests to extend the validity period due to concerns over how long it would take to conduct a cost study to determine new termination rates.
The current call termination glide path was set to end on 30 September 2017.
ICASA will publish a briefing note by 30 September outlining the “consultative approach and timeliness to determine new termination rates”.