Final ruling on fixed, mobile termination rates expected 10 July

23 Jun 2017

The Netherlands’ telecoms regulator, the Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM), says it expects there to be a final ruling from the corporate appeals court in a long-running dispute over wholesale fixed and mobile network termination rates on 10 July. ACM’s latest wholesale rate determinations are due to take effect on 12 July, but may require revising depending on the court case outcome, Dutch-based Telecompaper reports. A previous termination rate decision from ACM in 2014 was contested by Dutch operators disputing the cost method used for setting the rates and, with the regulator’s decision suspended, higher rates were imposed by a Dutch court pending a final legal judgement on the method of calculation.