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Byline: THABISO MOCHIKO
Vodacom digs in heels on cutting 'switch' fees Operator warns of 'devastation' Information Technology Editor LISTED mobile network operator Vodacom yesterday pleaded with the telecoms regulator to delay the second round of interconnection rate cuts, saying if the new rate was introduced next month it would devastate the industry.
In April, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) proposed an interconnection rate, the fees mobile operators charge each other to carry calls on to their networks, of 65c a minute in peak and off-peak periods from July 1. This was to be followed by 50c in July next year and 40c in 2012, in a process …