EU blocks German plan for higher fixed phone rates

The German telecoms regulator (BNetzA) proposed raising the termination fees to three times the average rates in many parts of Europe to compensate for steadily declining revenues in the sector. But the Commission is seeking to harmonise such call termination rates across Europe, which are ultimately passed on to consumers, to create a single market for telecoms. “My job is to deliver a single market for telecoms for all EU citizens,” the EU Commissioner for telecoms Neelie Kroes said on Monday. “I urge BNetzA to bring forward a new proposal that delivers lower consumer prices and helps us build a telecoms single market,” she added…..Read more


Source: Reuters

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