Serbia and Russia to work towards ending roaming charges

26 Apr 2019

Regulators in Serbia and Russia have agreed to begin working together towards ending roaming charges between the two countries, Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) said in a statement. The announcement followed a conference in Belgrade on competition protection, attended by officials from antitrust authorities across the region. During a meeting between Deputy Head of FAS Anatoly Golomolzin and the head of Serbia’s Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (Regulatorna agencija za elektronske komunikacije i postanske usluge, RATEL), the two parties also agreed to cooperate further by sharing information and material on non-discriminatory access to telecommunication and postal markets.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Serbia was one of six west Balkans nations to ink an agreement earlier this month to gradually remove roaming fees across the region by mid-2021. The other signatories were Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo.