ANCOM proposes 30% cut to fixed termination rate

20 May 2020

Romania’s telecoms regulator the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has launched a public consultation regarding its proposal to reduce the fixed termination rate (FTR) from EUR0.0014 (USD0.00153) per minute to EUR0.00097 per minute with effect from 1 August 2020. The new rate would apply to wireline operators designated by ANCOM as having significant market power, including Telekom Romania, RCS&RDS, Orange and Vodafone, and cover national calls and those made to and from the European Economic Area (EEA), unless existing international agreements allow different charges to be imposed. Interested parties are invited to submit comments and proposals by 18 June.