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The proposed caller party pays (CPP) interconnection regime continues to receive negative feedback as the regulator hears public opinion on the issue this week. The proposed caller party pays (CPP) interconnection regime continues to receive negative feedback as the regulator hears public opinion on the issue this week. A series of three public hearing will end Friday, with the regulator then evaluating the feedback before issuing an order on the fate of CPP.

The CPP system is where the person initiating the call pays for the entire cost of the call, including the charges now borne by mobile consumers for incoming calls.

Telecommunication Regulatory Commission officials on Thursday, after two public hearing during the week, said the public response was overwhelming.

Responses towards implementing a CPP regime was also overwhelmingly negative, one official at the regulatory commission said.

An earlier exercise where consumers wrote in their opinion was also reported to be overwhelmingly against the caller party pays model.

Key among the concerns is the proposed interconnection charges or the additional cost a caller would incur in call