Agcom confirms new unbundling rates; tariffs increase less than previously planned

15 Nov 2010

Italian telecoms regulator Agcom has issued its final decision on the country’s new local loop unbundling (LLU) rates, raising tariffs less than previously planned. The move reflects comments received from the European Commission (EC) last month; the EC asked Agcom to further refine its model for determining cost-based prices. For 2010, the unbundling fee has been confirmed at EUR8.70 (USD11.9) per month, up from the current EUR8.49. Going forward, Agcom has cut the earlier proposed rates for 2011 and 2012 – to EUR9.02 and EUR9.28 per month respectively – instead of the EUR9.14 and EUR9.48 tariffs originally planned. However, all increases set out for 2011 and 2012 are still subject to a detailed audit of Agcom. The price of wholesale line rental (WLR) services will be consolidated at EUR12.89 per month by 2012, with a reduction to approximately EUR10 per month for non-residential users.

Italy, Communications Regulatory Authority (Agcom)