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ACTIVITIES :: Roaming ::  How it came about

A history of the roaming rules

The problem of high charges for international roaming is not a new one. Over a number of years, the telecommunications industry has failed to bring roaming prices to the level that reflects the underlying costs of providing this service. The national regulatory authorities have drawn the Commission’s attention to this fact, and some of them have called for action at EU level to solve the problem. Also the European Parliament voiced concerns and asked the Commission to develop new initiatives in order to reduce the high costs of cross-border mobile telephone traffic. It was against the background of complete lack of industry–driven progress over many years that the Commission decided that action was required.

 

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