AGCOM demands 40% MTR cut by 2013

21 Nov 2011

Italian telecoms regulator Autorita per le Garanzie Comunicazioni (AGCOM) has confirmed that the country’s four mobile network operators – Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM), Vodafone Italy, Wind Telecomunicazioni (Wind Italy) and 3 Italia (H3G Italia) – have been instructed to cut mobile termination rates (MTRs) by 40%, following a request by the European Commission (EC). As such, the telecoms watchdog has indicated that tariffs must drop from EUR0.025 (USD0.034) to EUR0.035 by 1 July 2012, with a further reduction, to EUR0.0098 by 1 July 2013.