EC Publishes “Recommendation” in Order to Curb Termination Fees

The European Commission set out clear guidance for EU telecoms regulators on the cost-based method to be used when calculating termination rates – the wholesale fees charged by operators to connect the call from another operator’s network which are part of everyone’s phone bill.

European NRAs Welcome Progress of Legislative Framework

National regulators in the EU welcome the progress of the European legislative framework for electronic communications and underline the need for further strengthening of their independence, according to a press release from the European Regulators Group (ERG).

EU Broadband Competition in Jeopardy, Warns ECTA

The European Competitive Telecoms Association has welcomed the proposals from the European Parliament to amend the EU Telecoms Framework, but warned that many of the amendments approved by the Parliament’s Industry Committee on 7 July protect and favor dominant firms at the expense of competition in the telecoms sector.

EU Operators Offset Eurotariff With Rate Hike for non-EU Roaming

European operators have raised the price of roaming calls into the European Union as much as 163 per cent since the introduction of the Eurotariff to compensate for the loss of roaming revenues within Europe, according to research from Informa Telecoms & Media.

Public Consultation on EU Roaming Regulation Launched

The European Commission invites feedback by industry, consumers and other stakeholders to review the effectiveness of the EU Roaming Regulation, which entered into force on 30 June 2007. According to the provisions of the regulation, the Commission must report to the European Parliament and the Council in 2008.

ERG Wants Stronger European Single Telecoms Market

At its plenary session in Gothenburg, Sweden, the European Regulators Group (ERG) decided to focus on new areas to strengthen the European single electronic communications market.

European Framework Applauded and Criticized at Hearing

At an ITRE hearing on 27 February, representatives of several telecommunications operators, the British NRA Ofcom and the European regulators Group (ERG) had the opportunity to comment publicly on the 2008 European Framework Review.

INTUG Responds to ERG Public Consultation on TRs

INTUG responded to the European Regulators Group’s public consultation on call termination rates (TRs). Unlike ERG, INTUG takes the general absolute value of mobile termination rates (MTRs) in consideration, instead of the percentage with which rates might have decreased. While some rates are not at the real-cost level, some mobile operators are allowed to increase […]