Fiche :: Action 101: Look for durable solutions for voice and data roaming by 2012.
22 October 2010
Single market for telecoms services – the difference between roaming and national tariffs should approach zero by 2015.
What is the problem? A lack of internal market in telecoms services
The differences in national mobile charges and roaming charges illustrate the lack of internal market in telecoms services. There should be no difference between the costs of providing roaming services and domestic mobile services. There is no justification in a competitive market for charging customers considerably higher prices for roaming services.
Why is EU action necessary?
All Europeans need to benefit from an internal market for roaming. One of the Commission’s priorities is to create an internal market for roaming services and eliminate the excessive charges.
What will the European Commission do?