Retail roaming surcharges for international voice, SMS and data have been abolished as of June 15, 2017. This concludes a legislative process of more than ten years.
The EU institutions celebrate the abolition of roaming charges as “one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU”. However, there remains scope for exemptions, making implementation potentially complicated. Furthermore, Digital Single Market vice president Andrus Ansip recently warned end users to “stay vigilant for unfair [domestic – Cullen] price hikes”.
This Q&A gives an overview of the main changes in the EU roaming regulation as of June 15, 2017.
05 December 18
Webinar: Net neutrality: State of play in Europe
Watch the recording of this 1-hour webinar on the state of play of net neutrality in Europe, ahead of BEREC's evaluation of the net neutrality regulation and guidelines.
29 November 18
Key data on the Middle East and North Africa telecoms regulations landscape – now also covering Iraq
Cullen International published a new version of its Telecoms 'Country Profiles' for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This updated edition now also includes coverage of Iraq, in addition to the 11 MENA countries previously covered.
22 November 18
Competition policy in the digital economy
Our new 'Tracker' lists the issues being considered in the discussions about the role and boundaries of the appropriate competition policy in the digital economy in Europe, giving an overview of EU and national level initiatives taken so far (cases, studies, sector inquiries).