FICORA extends DNA’s licence to apply roaming surcharges

17 Apr 2018

The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) has confirmed it has renewed DNA’s licence to apply surcharges to its subscribers’ roaming consumption in EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries. The renewed authorisation is valid from 15 April 2018.

As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in June 2017 DNA, along with fellow cellcos Elisa and Telia Finland, requested a year’s exemption from the European Parliament’s April ruling to eliminate EU-wide roaming charges, arguing that the new system would mean lost revenues and increased prices for consumers that do not use their handsets outside of Finland. With the FICORA having accepted these applications that same month, DNA is now the first company to apply for a further year’s exemption.