State-owned telecom operator NTC (Nepal Telecom) has lowered its interconnection call charges to other operators (Ncell, Smart Cell). Compliant with NTA’s Interconnection Guideline 2076, the revised tariff will apply to NTC’s Domestic Interoperator calls and SMS to other networks.
NTC’s reduced interconnection call rate and new tariff become effective from 2078, Magh 18.
NTC says its domestic interconnection rate on voice calls to other operators has been approved as per NTA’s decision on Magh 16, and 18. Subsequently, the new off-net call/SMS tariffs are effective from Magh 18 (2022, February 01).
Interconnection charges are the types of liabilities one operator pays to another when a call or SMS service establishes between the two network operators.
NTC’s Domestic Interoperator Call Rates (New Off-net Tarriff)
With the implementation of new interconnection call rates, charges on voice calls will reduce on off-net calls and SMS. NTC says calls from fixed-line telephone to other mobile networks will now cost Rs.1.10 per minute. Likewise, calls from a mobile subscriber like GSM, CDMA, C Phone Postpaid to other carrier networks will cost Rs.1.08 per minute.
Calls made from Ntc’s GSM, CDMA, and C Phone prepaid service to other networks will cost Rs.1.62 per minute. Meanwhile, sending an SMS from GSM, and CDMA’s postpaid, and prepaid service to other networks will cost Rs.1.10.
NTC’s New Interoperator calls(Off-net Tariff)
Cost (per minute)
From Fixed-Line phones to other networks
Calls from GSM, CDMA, C Phone Postpaid to other networks
Calls from GSM, CDMA, C Phone Prepaid to other networks
SMS from GSM, and CDMA’s postpaid, and prepaid service to other networks
Note: The rates mentioned above are exclusive of applicable taxes.
With NTC slashing its Interconnection call rates, the total charges on both their postpaid and prepaid services on calls and texts to other networks have come down. Are you satisfied with the revised rates or have you expected more? Do leave your feedback in the comments below.