Italian cellcos investigated over EU roaming charges

16 Aug 2016

Italy’s telecoms regulator, the Authority for Communications (Autorita per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, Agcom), has initiated proceedings against 3 Italia (H3G Italia) for its failure to adopt new European Commission (EC) roaming rates that entered into force on 30 April. The move follows the launch of proceedings against larger rivals Telecom Italia (TIM) and Wind Telecomunicazioni (Wind Italy) on 31 May for also failing to ensure full compliance with the new measures, which cap EU roaming charges for consumers ahead of a full ban entering force on 15 June next year. Agcom says the mobile operators must prove that they have ceased the alleged conduct and must launch procedures to reimburse affected users.