Ofcom and Whitehall jointly attack EU move to cut mobile charges

The British government and the telecoms regulator Ofcom yesterday attacked as ill-judged and premature the European commission’s plans to cut the fees that mobile operators charge to connect calls on rival networks.They joined forces to warn that the EC’s proposals to cut so-called mobile termination rates (MTRs) by 70% could hurt some consumers, may face a legal challenge, and stood no chance of meeting the 2011 implementation target date.To read this story in The Guardian in full, see www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/sep/23/telecoms.regulators.

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