Brussels eyes end to roaming surcharges
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 22/05/2011 19:01
A new draft regulation prepared by Digital Commissioner Neelie Kroes envisages lower caps on cross-border telephone charges and is expected to put mobile roaming prices on an equal footing with national tariffs by 2016.
According to the draft legislative proposal, roaming price ceilings which are already in place for mobile telecoms operators will be significantly lowered for voice roaming and SMS. New caps will also be introduced for the first time on retail data roaming, meaning that operators will be forced to set a limit on prices charged to consumers for surfing the Internet abroad from a mobile device.
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