Cheaper roaming data on the way?

After capping roaming rates for voice calls not so long ago, EU Commissioner Viviane Reding is now turning her sights on the cost of SMS and data while abroad. It’s all part of the latest consultation from the EC, which is aimed at getting opinions from those in the industry on how the new capped roaming regime is working.

Reding is now also putting the question of “whether regulation is necessary for data roaming services and SMS in light of current retail prices and market development” up for discussion. The last time the Commissioner mooted some new laws to govern roaming, prices for voice minutes abroad tumbled as operators tried to deter the EC from introducing more regulation. Fingers crossed this will have the same effect on SMS and data.

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