Irish cellcos drop mobile termination rates

17 Jan 2006

Vodafone Ireland, O2 Ireland and Meteor Mobile have published reductions in their Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs) and committed to further cuts a year from now. The move has been welcomed by the industry regulator ComReg, which says will only benefit end users. The cut in wholesale prices have already sparked moves by fixed line operators to reduce the cost of calls to mobile phones. Ireland’s Mobile Termination rates (MTRs) remain amongst the lowest in Europe. 3G operator Hutchison 3G, which is outside these new termination rates, has less than 1% of the market.