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EU: France’s roaming competition to spark copycats

 |  January 28, 2014

Wireless roaming policies in France may soon become the model used throughout Europe, reports say, as telco Orange announced new packages that lessen financial burdens for traveling customers.

Orange’s new plans take a hit to rivals Free and Bouygues Telecom after they announced their own roaming plans in recent weeks. Reports say the headed competition is a result of increased pressure on lower roaming fees by EU authorities.

The European Commission is looking to eliminate roaming premiums by 2016, say reports. With this goal, France’s new roaming deals are likely to be replicated throughout the EU.

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