Arcep to cut Iliad's termination rates advantage

30 Jul 2012

France’s telecoms regulator Arcep has announced that it will cut the length of time that new mobile operator Iliad is allowed to charge higher termination rates than its rivals. Reuters reports that charges for calls into Iliad’s network will stay higher than those for its rivals only until mid-2013, six months earlier than the previous target of end-2013. In addition, from next month Iliad and other new entrants will charge EUR0.016 (USD0.02) per minute for calls originating from established operators’ networks, down from the previously proposed rate of EUR0.024. Existing operators Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom will charge EUR0.01. From July 2013 all operators will charge EUR0.008 per minute.