European Regulators Object To E.C. Roaming Plans

Law360, New York (May 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Union’s proposed route for reducing roaming fees for mobile phones is off track, according to a group of European telecom regulators, which officially objected to the plan Thursday.

The European Commission announced in February its plan to cut retail rates by up to 40%, but member states' regulators believe the current plan could have "unexpected consequences" and outlined their concerns ahead of Friday's deadline for comments.

Drawing fire was the E.U.’s proposal to link international retail roaming charges to the price customers pay for...
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