Mozambican telcoms regulator orders 25 pct reduction in phone tariffs

2 January 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 2 Jan – Prices of calls between fixed and mobile phone operators in Mozambique will fall by an average 25 percent from February, the Mozambican National Institute of Communication (INCM) has announced.

New interconnection tariffs have been agreed by INCM, the national regulator, after consultations with Mozambique’s three phone companies – incumbent fixed operator TDM and mobile service providers mCel and Vodacom.

Vodacom, a Vodafone subsidiary, is the second biggest mobile operator in Mozambique after mCel (Moçambique Celular), which belongs to state-owned TDM. (macauhub)