advertisement

POTRAZ to introduce new pricing model for mobile operators

advertisement

Zimbabwe’s state owned daily, The Herald, reports today that POTRAZ, the local telecoms regulator will be introducing a new cost-based pricing model for telecommunications operators. Quoting POTRAZ deputy director general, Alfred Marisa, the report says the Long Run Incremental Cost (LRIC) method will be adopted by the regulator.

advertisement

We are in the process of coming up with a forward-looking  cost model called Long Run Incremental Cost (LRIC) which will be used for tariff determination. We have already done some consultative workshops with various stakeholders that include consumer groups, industry, operators and academia to come up with common positions on how the model should be developed, taking account the various concerns of these stakeholders.

Currently, POTRAZ has indicated, the tariffs are cost based.

advertisement

LRIC itself however is a variation of the cost based model with the difference that, while the regular one (the current we presume) looks at historical costs as basis for the cost accounting, the LRIC is based on forward looking costs. According to this toolkit by infoDev and the ITU, the LCIR is in use inn most developed markets.

One important note about the LRIC from the toolkit is that the method’s tariffs are not always lower compared to those calculated using historical costs.


WhatsApp Discussions

Click to join a Techzim WhatsApp group:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/BiKUpt5hXMxHYedlfoSHul

If you find the group full, please notify us on +263 715 071 199 and we'll update the link.


2 thoughts on “POTRAZ to introduce new pricing model for mobile operators

Comments are closed.