0
Wireless

Regulator threatens to fine Telefonica over roaming fees

Monday 20 June 2016 | 11:08 CET | News
Germany's Federal Network Agency (BnA) is threatening to fine Telefonica Deutschland for charging customers too much for roaming within the EU, reports the 'Rheinische Post' newspaper. Under new EU regulations, roaming fees at set at a maximum 5 cents per minute with effect from 01 May. However, Telefonica is still charging many customers 20 cents a minute, and will reduce this to 14.95 cents per minute for contract customers from 01 July. A spokesperson for the Federal Network Agency told the paper that it would formally notify Telefonica in writing that it must conform to the EU Directive

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

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: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Telefonica Deutschland / Telefonica Germany
Countries: Germany
::: 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

Spain proposes limiting free EU roaming to 30 days a year

Published 28 Jul 2016 14:55 CET | Spain
Spain's communications regulator CNMC has written to the European Commission with a proposal that free EU roaming be limited to ...

BnA publishes mobile spectrum discussion document

Published 15 Jul 2016 20:44 CET | Germany
Germany's Federal Network Agency (BnA) has published a frequency document focusing on the provision of new mobile frequencies for ...

O2 Germany drops cover letters from job applications

Published 08 Jul 2016 17:47 CET | Germany
To make its recruitment more efficient and simpler, Telefonica Germany no longer requires candidates to submit a written cover ...

O2 Germany transfers Simyo customers to Blau brand

Published 07 Jul 2016 15:03 CET | Germany
Telefonica Germany confirmed that the Simyo brand will be phased out over the coming months, with customers transferring to the ...

O2 Germany to lower EU roaming fees from July

Published 16 Jun 2016 11:43 CET | Germany
Telefonica Germany (O2) is reducing the roaming costs for minutes within the EU. On the "Roaming Basic" tariff, the price per ...

O2 Germany offers free EU roaming for business users

Published 09 Jun 2016 15:41 CET | Germany
Telefonica Deutschland is abolishing EU roaming costs for O2 Business customers. With immediate effect, the EU Roaming Flat ...

EC sets roaming price cap for incoming calls

Published 17 Dec 2015 10:34 CET | Europe
The European Commission has set the cap on roaming charges for incoming calls, part of the new roaming regulation passed this ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

27 Oct GSMA Thrive North America
28 Oct Telecoms World Asia 2020
29 Oct Swisscom Q3 2020
29 Oct Hrvatski Telekom Q3 2020
29 Oct Comcast Q3 2020
29 Oct Veon Q3 2020
29 Oct NTT Docomo fiscal Q2
29 Oct Fortinet Q3 2020
29 Oct Corning Q3 2020
29 Oct Spotify Q3 2020
29 Oct CyrusOne Q3 2020
29 Oct Alphabet Q3 2020
29 Oct Digital Realty Q3 2020
29 Oct Orange Q3 2020
29 Oct Nokia Q3 2020
29 Oct BT fiscal Q2
29 Oct Twitter Q3 2020
29 Oct Altice USA Q3 2020
29 Oct Poly fiscal Q2
29 Oct HKBN FY results
29 Oct Motorola Solutions Q3 2020
29 Oct Amazon Q3
29 Oct Ribbon Communications Q3
29 Oct Dasan Zhone Q3
29 Oct Teleste Q3 2020
29 Oct Apple fiscal Q4
29 Oct Facebook Q3 2020
29 Oct Telesat Q3 2020
29 Oct Tucows Q3 2020
29 Oct Samsung Electronics Q3 2020
29 Oct Facebook Q3 2020
29 Oct Telefonica Q3 2020
30 Oct MediaTek Q3
30 Oct KDDI fiscal Q2
30 Oct Shaw Communications fiscal Q4
30 Oct Charter Communications Q3 2020
30 Oct Rovio Q3 2020
30 Oct Millicom Q3 2020
30 Oct Proximus Q3 2020
30 Oct Tecnotree Q3 2020
::: More Calendar Items