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Nkom confirms MTR reduction plans with final decision

29 Nov 2017

Having sent a draft decision regarding proposed mobile termination rates (MTRs) to the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) last month, Norwegian telecoms regulator the National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has now issued a final ruling on the matter. Confirming its plans to reduce MTRS via press release, the Nkom noted that with the current maximum MTR set at NOK0.065 (USD0.00794), this will drop to NOK0.054 from 1 March 2018, before falling further, to NOK0.043 from 1 January 2019 and NOK0.032 from 1 January 2020. A total of eight operators are affected by the ruling, with those being: mobile network operators (MNOs) Telenor Norge, Telia Norge and ice.net; MVNOs Get, Lycamobile, Phonero (now owned by Telia) and TDC; and M2M/IoT focused Com4.

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