April 3, 2014

EU Parliament votes to ban mobile roaming charges

Good news. Members of the European Parliament have voted to ban roaming charges from 15 December 2015, as part of its wide-ranging telecoms reforms. The Telegraph reports.

quotemarksright.jpg... For the past seven years the EU has been forcing prices down by placing a cap on the charges operators can impose and reducing that limit each year.

Although the removal of roaming charges could wipe 2 per cent off mobile operators’ revenues, the expected consolidation in the industry would allow greater economies of scale for the high costs of investing to build networks capable of handling ever-growing volumes of data.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read full article. Press release: Ensure open access for internet service suppliers and ban roaming fees, say MEPs

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