Romania approves 12.5% drop in MTRs

12 Mar 2018

The National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has approved a reduction in mobile termination rates (MTRs) from EUR0.0096 (USD0.0118) per minute to EUR0.0084 per minute. The 12.5% decrease will come into effect from 1 May 2018 and will be applied as an interim measure until the regulator completes a new pure LRIC costing model. ‘This reduction in termination rates will motivate operators to be as cost-effective as possible, which fosters competition and is to be reflected in the prices paid by users for mobile calls,’ commented Sorin Grindeanu, President of ANCOM.

By the end of this year, ANCOM will also review the pure LRIC model for determining the costs of fixed call termination services and will set new ceilings based on the current costing model, which does not require substantial alterations as it has already taken into account next generation networks.