RCS&RDS threatens to sue ANCOM over termination rates

13 Oct 2017

Romanian quad-play telco RCS&RDS (Digi) has threatened legal action against the country’s telecoms regulator the National Authority for Management & Regulations (ANCOM) if the latter does not reconsider its decision to freeze mobile and fixed termination rates from the level set at 2014. According to Romania Insider, RCS&RDS believes that ANCOM’s decision not to reduce the termination rates for mobile networks was not based on proper market research and does not take into account the interests of end-users, and the telco also argues that fair termination rates would be around half the level currently set by the regulator. The decision to freeze the termination rates at the level since 2014 is supported by other dominant Romanian telecoms players Orange, Vodafone and Telekom.

RCS&RDS will address the parliamentary committee as well as the European Commission (EC) on the matter, while adding weight to the operator’s argument, Romania’s Competition Council has also said that ANCOM should revise the tariffs in question.