E.C. Targets U.K. Mobile Termination Fees

Law360 (November 29, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Commission has reproached the United Kingdom’s telecom watchdog over fees it requires mobile operators to charge one another for access to their networks.

The E.C. told the U.K.’s Office of Communications (Ofcom) it was concerned the so-called termination fees it imposes on carriers don't reflect the current value of the spectrum for third-generation (3G) mobile technology.

Instead, the E.C. said in a recent letter to Ofcom, the fees reflect the historic auction value of 3G technology—and it wants that to change.

The fees lead...
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