Friday November 27, 2020

Fall of the roaming empire

The row between mobile operators and the EU Commission is hotting up, despite attempts by operators to sweeten their roaming tariffs, writes Ian Campbell.

3rd June, 2006

The EU executive will formally table proposals this month to the European Parliament to let the EU Commission intervene into the mobile market and force operators to lower the cost of roaming charges.

If Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding has her way, a mandatory ‘home-pricing’ policy would be introduced by next summer. International calls would not be allowed to exceed the cost of domestic calls and the fee for inbound calls coming from...

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