Telenor fails to overturn mobile interconnect tariff changes

24 Apr 2006

Norway’s incumbent telco Telenor said on Friday that the Ministry for Transport and Communications had rejected its objections to a decision by the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) relating to regulation of call termination charges in the country’s mobile market. The decision specifies that Telenor must reduce its mobile call termination charges from NOK0.73 to NOK0.65 from 1 July 2006. The charges of its rival NetCom will be reduced from NOK1.01 to NOK0.91. Telenor claims the decision increases the already discriminatory practice in the market. ‘We are hugely disappointed that Telenor will still have to subsidise our largest competitor with several hundred million Norwegian kroner every year,’ Morten Karlsen Sorby, executive vice president and head of Telenor Nordic, said in a statement.

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