0
General

EU Council formally approves roaming, neutrality rules

Friday 2 October 2015 | 08:16 CET | News
The European Union Council has formally approved new rules to end mobile roaming charges and put in place net neutrality regulation as of mid-2017. The Council said its position at first reading was adopted without discussion at a meeting of the Competitiveness Council. The European Parliament is now expected to adopt the text at its plenary session in late October, with the regulation entering into force three days after its publication in the EU Official Journal, which will probably take place in November. The EU has therefore taken another key step on the way to abolishing roaming charges

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: General
Companies: European Commission
Countries: Europe
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

EC to propose European content quota for on-demand services

Published 20 May 2016 09:46 CET | Europe
The European Commission is planning to require that on-demand services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime devote at least 20 ...

EU rights groups call for more time on net neutrality rules

Published 06 May 2016 09:24 CET | Europe
Over 30 digital rights groups from around the EU have called for more time to develop guidelines for the new net neutrality ...

Mobile operators call for EU action on wholesale roaming

Published 03 May 2016 16:17 CET | Europe
A group of smaller mobile operators and MVNOs have called on the EU to work faster on reducing wholesale roaming prices if it ...

Arcep publishes net neutrality fact sheets

Published 30 Nov 2015 17:16 CET | France
French telecom regulator Arcep has published a document summarising the current regulatory framework for net neutrality, with a ...

EC starts consultation on roaming fair use rules

Published 26 Nov 2015 13:18 CET | Europe
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to finalise the details of the new roaming regulation passed by ...

Sure responds to EU data roaming decision

Published 29 Oct 2015 10:49 CET | Guernsey
Channel Islands operator Sure has issued a statement on the EU decision to abolish data roaming charges. Sure said that the ...

ISPA responds to EU net neutrality vote

Published 28 Oct 2015 20:58 CET | United Kingdom
The UK's Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA) has responded to the EU's net neutrality vote. In a statement, the ISPA ...

European Parliament approves net neutrality, end to roaming

Published 27 Oct 2015 15:08 CET | Europe
The European Parliament has approved the Telecom Single Market legislation, opening the way to an end to roaming surcharges from ...

New French law to end roaming fees in overseas territories

Published 05 Oct 2015 14:52 CET | France
The French parliament has passed a law for overseas French territories which among measures affecting various sectors requires ...

EC launches review of broadband and telecoms rules

Published 14 Sep 2015 08:18 CET | Europe
The European Commission has announced the launch of two more public consultations, one on Europeans' broadband needs and the ...

EU Parliament committee approves roaming, neutrality deal

Published 15 Jul 2015 14:48 CET | Europe
The EU compromise on net neutrality and an end to roaming charges has passed another key hurdle on the way to becoming law, with ...

EU publishes text of roaming, net neutrality compromise

Published 08 Jul 2015 16:47 CET | Europe
The EU Council of permanent representatives of the member states has given final approval to the compromise reached last week ...

Arcep welcomes agreement on European roaming, net neutrality

Published 01 Jul 2015 08:50 CET | France
French telecom regulator Arcep has welcomed the policy agreement reached between the European Parliament, Council and Commission ...

Europe agrees to end roaming charges in June 2017

Published 30 Jun 2015 08:40 CET | Europe
After years of negotiations, European member states, the European Parliament and the European Commission have finally agreed on ...

EU's 28 countries give support to Digital Single Market

Published 26 Jun 2015 17:10 CET | Europe
The European Council, representing the European Union's 28 countries, has given its support for the plans of the European ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

16 Jul Telekom Austria Q2 2019
16 Jul Telenor Q2 2019
16 Jul America Movil Q2 2019
17 Jul Crown Castle Q2 2019
17 Jul Limelight Networks Q2 2019
17 Jul Netflix Q2 2019
17 Jul Ericsson Q2 2019
17 Jul Wipro fiscal Q1
17 Jul Brightcove Q2 2019
17 Jul Tele2 Q2 2019
17 Jul Infinera investor webcast
17 Jul Fiber Optic Expo
18 Jul Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Q2 2019
18 Jul Microsoft fiscal Q4
18 Jul Millicom Q2 2019
18 Jul CrowdStrike fiscal Q1
18 Jul Telia Q2 2019
19 Jul DNA Q2 2019
22 Jul NOS Q2 2019
22 Jul Logitech fiscal Q1
23 Jul Megacable Q2 2019
23 Jul AudioCodes Q2 2019
23 Jul Calix Q2 2019
23 Jul Iridium Q2 2019
23 Jul Snap Q2 2019
23 Jul Vodafone AGM
::: More Calendar Items