National roaming allows a mobile customer to make and receive calls, send and receive data, or access other services in areas of the country where his mobile network provider has not (yet) built out its network. National roaming can be based on commercial agreements or be imposed as an obligation.
Cullen International's latest research benchmarks the regulation of national roaming in Europe, including the technologies involved, if there is a legal obligation to offer national roaming, and price regulation. Our research shows that operators in half of European countries offer national roaming. In many cases, roaming is offered on a commercial basis. An obligation to offer national roaming may be imposed by a spectrum licence, a SMP obligation, or may be among the conditions set to approve a merger between operators.
08 January 19
Legislation Navigator updated with the new EECC
Cullen International has updated its Legislation Navigator with the final official text of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), allowing users to easily compare the different text versions of individual provisions.
19 December 18
Wholesale-only operators - Event summary and briefing from the BITS Seminar
On 12 December, together with the Research Centre in Information, Law and Society (CRIDS) from the University of Namur, Cullen International organised a seminar on wholesale-only operators.
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.