Kroes abandons cuts in roaming rates - report

Thursday 29 August 2013 | 09:20 CET | News
EU telecoms chief Neelie Kroes has scrapped a draft proposal to cut wholesale roaming fees by as much as 90 percent, a European Commission document seen by Reuters showed. The proposal was part of the single market reforms Kroes is expected to present in September. In an earlier draft seen by Reuters, Kroes proposed a cap of 3 cents per minute from July 2014 to June 2022, a 70 percent reduction from the 10 cents currently in effect. Wholesale data prices would have fallen to 1.5 cents per MB from 15. Kroes' latest draft plan seen by Reuters does not mention the roaming prices at all. Her

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Deutsche Telekom / European Commission / Orange / Telecom Italia / Telefonica
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