CMT mulling fine for Vodafone Spain over roaming tariff issue

9 May 2013

Spain’s telecoms watchdog the Comision del Mercado de las Telecomunicacinoes (CMT) is reportedly examining whether to levy a fine of up to EUR2 million (USD2.6 million) on Vodafone Spain amid claims the cellco had failed to stick European roaming tariffs. According to Reuters, the CMT has claimed that Vodafone Spain has automatically been using a EUR4 per day roaming tariff for its customers travelling in Europe, rather than tariffs approved under European legislation which establish different maximum call fees. The regulator has ordered that Vodafone Spain cease automatically applying the EUR4 per day tariff, while the report cites unnamed sources at the cellco as saying it would give customers until 17 May to decide whether they wanted to continue with the disputed tariff.