E.U. Unveils Plan To Slash Mobile Fees

Law360, New York (July 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Against the backdrop of its probe into Europe's telecommunications industry, the European Commission launched a plan Wednesday that aims to cap the fees mobile phone operators can charge for international calls.

Under the proposal, mobile customers using their phones abroad to make local calls will be charged no more than €0.33 plus value-added tax per minute, while international calls made from abroad will be capped at €0.49 plus value-added tax per minute.

The proposed law must still be approved by the European Parliament and the national...
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