Agcom extends MTR to full MVNOs

15 Sep 2015

The Italian telecoms regulator Agcom has announced that four of the country’s dominant ‘full’ MVNOs must apply the same mobile termination rate (MTR) as network operators TIM, Vodafone, Wind and 3 Italia. The watchdog has completed an analysis of the market for voice call termination on individual mobile networks, and now says that resellers Poste Mobile, BT Italia, Lycamobile and Noverca should be subject to an MTR of EUR0.0098 (USD0.0128) per minute, covering the period 2014-2017. While not owning any wireless spectrum, the four full MVNOs do provide voice termination to other operators using their own infrastructure. Italy was home to an estimated 6.6 million MVNO customers at the end of June 2015, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, with Poste Mobile accounting for more than 52% of the overall MVNO market by subscribers.