Ofcom was planning to reduce the termination charges of the UK MNOs to 5.1p per minute by 2010/2011. Now the Competition Commission have ruled the termination rate should be 4p (apart from 3 the 5th 3G operator who gets to chatge 4.4p).
The Competition Appeal Tribunal passed the complaint to the Competition Commission after 3 and BT complained to them.
The Tribunal now has to decide whether to accept the decision. If it does Ofcom will have to redo its business models on the cost of running a 3G network including the cost of the license fee.
As the complaint took charges into account from 2007, some operators may be due refunds.