Wednesday, 16 January 2013

BEUC argues for no roaming charges

January has been quite so far with news concerning European consumers (from a legal perspective). Perhaps it's due to the winter holiday season, or the flu season, but regardless we find ourselves with less subjects to report on than usually. 

One thing I may announce here is the publication of the response of the BEUC to the public consultation on the revision of the European Commission's Recommendation on relevant markets in the electronic communications sector susceptible to ex ante regulation (which mainly argues for further integration of the EU telecommunications market). The BEUC's response pleads for abolishing of roaming charges, as well as simplifying telecom market, increasing consumers' choice and improving quality of services.

"Ex ante regulation plays an important role as it can prevent abuses by incumbent operators and promote the development of innovative services so that consumers have more choices of telecoms services at affordable price." (p. 2 of the response)

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