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Hanoi (VNS/VNA)
— The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) wants to cut the connecting charge for calls between two mobile networks from the current 440 VND (0.02 USD) to 270 VND per minute.

The ministry is collecting opinions for a draft circular on the issue.

The proposed charge would be also applied for voice calls between local fixed networks and mobile networks.

Both of the above-mentioned rates include the connection charges paid to enterprises when they must be indirectly connected via the domestic long-distance landline telecommunication network. However, the charge does not include value-added tax.

Earlier, the ministry’s Circular No 48 which took effect from May last year stipulated that MobiFone, Vinaphone and Vietnammobile had to pay 400 VND per minute to Viettel when their users call the Viettel network, down by 100 VND from the previous level. Meanwhile, users from other networks calling MobiFone, Vinaphone and Vietnammobile numbers had to pay 440 VND per minute, down 110 VND from the previous level. — VNS