E.U. Modifies Mobile Roaming Plan

Law360, New York (June 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Facing widespread criticism from European mobile operators, the European Commission has simplified its proposal to slash mobile phone roaming tariffs, as the agency’s internal consultation on the regulatory dispute comes to a close.

The regulatory dispute over roaming charges has divided the mobile phone industry in the European Union, with some industry representatives in favor of the flexibility the Commission’s proposed changes would bring for operators, and other member states' regulators arguing that the plan could have "unexpected consequences" for the sector and consumers.

Previously, the...
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