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EU members reach compromise on wholesale roaming caps

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EU member states have reached a compromise on new wholesale roaming price caps. A spokesman for the Slovakian presidency of the EU told Reuters that the Coreper meeting of EU state representatives agreed to a glide path in the rates. The cost of data roaming to operators would be capped at 1 eurocent per MB from June 2017 when retail charges will end, above the level of 0.85 cents proposed by the European Commission. The rate would gradually fall to 0.5 cents, the rate supported by many MEPs, by June 2021 under the compromise proposal.

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