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Ofcom plans review of UK SMS interconnect charges

Reuters reports that:

…it planned to cut the prices that mobile phone operators can charge for connecting calls made from rival networks or landlines.

Ofcom proposed the new charges would come into effect when the current regulation expires in March 2007 and would run until the end of March 2011.

However, that’s not the science bit.  Here’s the interesting part of the announcement:

The regulator also said it planned to conduct a review of the wholesale SMS (text message) market in 2007

That should put the cat amongst the pigeons. 

(Thanks Alex)

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