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Germany: Commission presses nation to amend wireless rules

 |  April 7, 2014

The European Commission has reportedly requested Germany’s telco watchdog BNetzA to revise rules that would allow one wireless operator to collect mobile termination rates more than 80 percent higher than those in the rest of the EU.

Reports say the Commission has recommended that BNetzA changes or withdraws proposed rules that would lead to the inflated MRTs, which are paid by and to telco operators to deliver calls on each others’ networks.

In a statement, the Commission’s Vice President Neelie Kroes said, “I insist that Germany complies with telecoms regulation and follows the same approach as other regulators. It is not acceptable that one regulator continues to hamper the proper functioning of the single telecom market.”

The Commission is pursuing the establishment of a single EU telco market that would end roaming fees between EU member states.

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