CNMC proposes to slash MTRs by 40% by 2020

29 Nov 2017

Spain’s National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, CNMC) has issued a proposal which will see mobile termination rates (MTRs) slashed from EUR0.0109 (USD0.0130) per minute to EUR0.0064 per minute by 1 January 2020. As per the ‘glide path’ set out by the regulator, MTRs will decrease to EUR0.0070 in 2018 – equivalent to an immediate reduction of 36%, before dropping to EUR0.0066 in 2019, and then EUR0.0064 in 2020.

All mobile network operators and Full MVNOs must offer the MTRs, the watchdog notes. Calls originating outside the European Economic Area (EEA) will be excluded from the price regulation, however.