MTRs across the OECD decreased 53% between 2006 and 2011, Still Much Divergence between Countries

The OECD released a paper which aims to contribute to the current debate among regulators in OECD countries who are reducing or considering the phasing out of the fees telecommunication network operators pay for delivering telephone calls to mobile wireless providers, known as mobile termination rates (MTRs).

Mexico Challenges América Móvil’s Monopolistic Practices

Over the last few weeks Mexican authorities have been taking a tough stance against the country’s biggest wireless operator.

Europeans Pay over €10 Billion a Year in Spurious MTRs

The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) yesterday claimed that lucrative wholesale charges imposed by incumbent mobile operators for connecting calls to each other’s networks are both excessive and discriminatory. As a result, European consumers are being penalized.

Eight EU Members Ahead of U.S. in Broadband, Commission Says

Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden are world leaders in broadband deployment with penetration rates over 30 per cent by the end of 2007, according to the European Commission’s 13th Progress Report on the Single Telecoms Market, issued today.

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.

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 […]