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Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda strike deal to lower roaming rates

Published on Apr 19 2014 // Around Africa, Business, Featured, Lifestyle, News, Technology

mobile_ticketing_6_jpg_370x285_crop_q85Plans are underway to lower roaming rates among Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Tanzania is not part of the deal because it has missed a number of talks that led to the pact.

The deal will be struck after June budgets but details of the new roaming rates would be made public in May 2, according to Kenya ICT cabinet secretary, Fred Matiang’i.

The roaming charges in the region are very high due to the different tax regimes levied by the governments.

Kenya is the only East Africa state that does not levy any taxes on cross-border calls hence its push for a common termination.

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