BEREC Publishes International Roaming Benchmark Data Report January – June 2012

BEREC published its Benchmark Data Report on International Roaming for January – June 2012. For voice roaming services, average EEA prices are near the regulated caps. This suggests that providers see little attraction in competing on Eurotariff rates, despite the fact that there is a significant margin between typical wholesale prices and retail caps.

EC Roaming Report: Rates Down, But Not Quite Enough

Just two days before the roaming rates in the EU were lowered, the EC published an interim report on roaming charges in the European Union. Not surprisingly, retail prices tend to cluster around the regulated maximum price caps.

Roaming Rates to Become Cheaper in EU

From 30 August, Europeans traveling within all of the 27 EU member states will pay a little less for making or receiving calls on their cell phones. But text messaging and data usage will remain unjustifiably high, says the European Commission (EC).

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.