Germany enforces reduction in MNP fees

21 Apr 2020

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA, known locally as the Bundesnetzagentur or BNetzA) has ordered four mobile operators to reduce the fees they charge for mobile number portability (MNP) from around EUR30 (USD32.6) to EUR6.82 (gross). In February the regulator reduced the wholesale porting fee to EUR3.58 (net) and while most providers went on to lower their end-user charges, freenet, 1&1 Drillisch, 1&1 Telecom and Telefonica Deutschland failed to reduce their MNP fees to the maximum EUR6.82 specified by the FNA with effect from 20 April.