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Termination rates in for 70 percent cut

Mobile termination fees are on their way down, with a source telling Reuters that EC Commissioner Viviane Reding is planning to publish draft guidelines that will cut the fees by 70 percent. According to the source, the changes will come in 2011 and, while the EC won’t mandate any numerical caps, it will specify what […]

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Operators to charge for incoming calls?

This doesn’t sound good. According to a number of reports, EC Commissioner Viviane Reding is planning to pare back mobile termination rates from 7p to around 1p. Funnily enough, mobile operators aren’t best pleased and have apparently told Reding that if she goes ahead with the cuts, they might be forced to charge customers to […]

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EU to operators: Two weeks to cut roaming SMS costs

After giving operators numerous warnings to cut the cost of using roaming SMS and data, EC Commissioner Viviane Reding has revealed she’s now going ahead with a plan to cap rates for using data services abroad unless the networks drop their prices voluntarily. According to Reuters, Reding has given operators two weeks to clean up […]

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Europe give go-ahead for mobiles on planes

After Ofcom decided to allow mobiles on planes last month, the EC said it’s paving the way for more of the same from other European Union member states. The era of pan-European in-flight mobility will be ushered in by two measures announced by the EC this week: a “Commission Recommendation for a harmonised approach on […]