Rebalancing act

13 Jul 2006

Romania’s telecoms regulator the ANRC has approved Romtelecom’s request to rebalance retail telephony tariffs. Romtelecom proposed to increase monthly rental tariffs by an average of 25%, but lower call charges for local, long-distance and fixed-to-mobile calls, while also extending off-peak hours and increasing the free minutes included with monthly line rental. ANRC says the telco’s request was reasonable and comes at a time when alternative telcos are continuing to improve their market shares, so should have no significant impact on competition.