Europe proposes lower voice termination rates

On 25 August 2020, the European Commission proposed a regulation to set Europe-wide (lower) voice termination rates of 0.2 euro cents per minute for mobile voice and 0.07 euro cents per minute for fixed voice. The introduction of these new termination rate ceilings are subject to: a three year ‘glide path’ (to 1 Jan 2024) …

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Setting fixed termination rates for all UK operators benchmarked to BT’s cost-orientated termination rates appropriate SMP remedy say Ofcom

It is a logical quirk of the European telecoms regulatory system that the provision of call termination is a regulated activity for all Communications Providers – however small. This quirk comes about because rather than just regulating the big ugly beasts of the telecoms landscape, the European system regulates on the logically elegant basis of …

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Ofcom moves to pure LRIC approach for mobile termination rate charge control

Ofcom yesterday announced a forward looking charge control on the UK’s mobile operators which is designed to reduce mobile termination rates to pure LRIC over the four year period of the price cap. The effect of this will be to reduce mobile termination rates by 80% from c. 4.18 to 0.69 pence per minute over …

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