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Australian ACCC to start regulating SMS termination services

Tuesday 17 June 2014 | 10:26 CET | News
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will continue to regulate mobile voice termination services for five more years and start regulating SMS termination services for the first time. The regulator made the decision after concluding its inquiry into the regulation of mobile terminating access services (MTAS). The regularor expects regulation will reduce SMS termination rates reduce and lower SMS prices for consumers. During the inquiry, the ACCC found that charges for terminating SMS services have not changed for over a decade. It also found that SMS termination rates are

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Companies: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Countries: Australia
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