Report claims cellcos enjoying huge benefits from mobile termination

14 Jul 2003

A study conducted by Cerna, the Warwick Business School and WIK-Consult claims that over a five year period, mobile network operators in Europe amassed a colossal EUR19 billion as a result of the high mobile termination rates they have been allowed to apply on fixed to mobile calls in France, Germany and the UK. The report says that whilst fixed line operators’ charges for termination have been well regulated and costs are relatively low, mobile operators have not generally been subjected to price controls and have been setting termination rates far in excess of actual costs.