ANCOM proposes drop in MTRs from May 2018

2 Jan 2018

The National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has launched a public consultation regarding its proposal to drop mobile termination rates (MTRs) from EUR0.0096 (USD0.0115) per minute to EUR0.0084 per minute. The regulator’s proposal would come into effect from 1 May 2018 and would be applied until ANCOM completes the new pure LRIC costing model. President of ANCOM, Sorin Grindeanu also stated that Romania’s telecoms watchdog has also consulted with the EC over the issue, primarily due to the fact that the current costing model does not include 4G LTE technology. Until a new costing model is implemented by ANCOM, it wishes to use the proposed drop in MTRs from May as an interim measure. A public consultation has been opened with ANCOM stating all comments and suggestions should be made by 31 January.