Pair accused of unfair roaming rates

27 Jul 2004

The UK arms of Vodafone and O2 have been accused by the European Commission of charging unfair and excessive roaming rates between 1997 and 2003. The findings are the result of an investigation into roaming charges that began with raids on the offices of Europe’s leading mobile operators in 2001. According to the Financial Times, O2 intends to vigorously defend its position and Vodafone ‘will be responding’. Both could in theory be fined up to 10% of their annual turnover, although in practice the Commission rarely imposes fines of this size.

United Kingdom, O2 UK, Vodafone UK