Ofcom proposes extending mobile termination price controls, including 3G

30 Mar 2006

UK regulator Ofcom has published proposals to continue controls on wholesale mobile call termination charges where there is evidence of market dominance when the current regulation expires in March 2007. Ofcom believes that the controls, which were introduced in 2004, are necessary to protect consumers from being charged excessive prices for calls. The regulator has proposed that price regulation should be extended to dominant operators connecting calls to 3G networks, as well as the 2G networks covered currently. The consultation is the third of three covering the mobile call termination market and Ofcom is inviting comments before 25 May.

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