MTN's Zambia subsidiary has submitted a request to the Zambia Competition Commission (ZCC) to investigate the interconnection charges it pays for terminating calls onto other networks. MTN's chief marketing officer, Ernst Fonternel told the Zambian Chronicle that the ZCC should determine the causes of high interconnectivity costs in Zambia, to help to come up with solutions on how to reduce the costs.
"We have put up an application through ZCC to look into the high connectivity rates within Zambia between the local players," he said. He added that PricewaterhouseCoopers was also conducting a study on the high interconnectivity rates which would be completed by the end of next month.
The country currently has three mobile network operators with the following market shares; Zain (70%), MTN (20%) and Zamtel (10%) - based on statistics from the Mobile World subscriber database.