Nkom sends draft decision on FTRs to ESA

21 Feb 2019

Norwegian telecoms regulator the National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has sent a draft decision regarding fixed termination rates (FTRs) to the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) for its consideration.

In a press release regarding the development, the Nkom confirmed that it is looking to reduce FTRs from a current maximum of NOK0.006 (USD0.0007) per minute to NOK0.005 from 1 July 2019. As per the proposals, a further reduction to NOK0.004 per minute would then be implemented from 1 January 2021. These charge caps will apply to a total of ten operators, namely: Altibox, Broadnet, eRate, Ice, NextGenTel, Orange, Puzzel, Telenor, Telia and Verizon.