The Kazakshtan Ministry of Communications reported a continuing decline in mobile rates, reports Novosti-Kazakhstan. The tariff policy at Kazakhstan mobile operators has changed significantly in the past 12 months, according to the ministry. Interconnection rates have been reduced, activation rates abandoned, and per-second billing introduced. The minimum call rate offered by the mobile operator Beeline Kazakhstan dropped from KZT 27 to 18 per minute, Kcell's rate reduced from KZT 29 to 20, and Tele2 Kazakhstan offers calls for as little as KZT 8 per minute. The ministry started a campaign to bring down rates in the summer of 2010.