Determination on Interconnection Charges between Vodafone & Qtel (10 Feb 2009)
Interconnection of telecommunications networks allows users of these networks to communicate with each other. The interconnection service charges comprise the costs of the interconnection service, including the cost for terminating a call or an SMS on a network. These interconnection charges must not be confused with the retail charges which are paid by the customer to their telecommunications service provider for a service or subscription.
The Supreme Council for Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR) issued its determination of interconnection service charges for Vodafone Qatar QSC to interconnect with Qatar Telecom (Qtel) QSC, so that Vodafone customers can terminate calls on the Qtel network. ictQATAR issued the determination in response to Vodafone's request. Vodafone made the request, pursuant to its license, after being unable to reach an agreement with Qtel within 60 days.