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  • Commission cuts mobile roaming charge: one step closer to abolishment

    News | Digital 03-07-2014

    Europeans can now telephone and browse the web at lower costs while abroad. On 1 July, web browsing costs were halved and calling costs were cut by a quarter. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Usage data illustrates failure of EU’s mobile policy

    News | Digital 18-02-2014

    Despite almost a decade of regulation, most EU citizens do not use their mobile phones abroad for fear of bill shocks, according to an EU-wide poll released yesterday (17 February).

  • Kroes calls roaming charges within EU ‘economic madness’

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 17-02-2014

    94% of Europeans who travel outside their home country limit their mobile phone use because of roaming charges. This figure comes from a survey with 28.000 EU citizens published by the European Commission on Monday.
    Calling the results 'economic madness', EU Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes urged mobile networks to scrap extra fees for cross boarder mobile use.
    According to the Commission, telecoms companies are missing out on a market of around 300 million mobile phone users.

  • EC’s Neelie Kroes on the new EU telecoms market plan

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 12-09-2013

    Reduced mobile phone roaming charges was the popular leading act in the European Commission's proposal to harmonise the telecoms sector, which also included controversial attempts to level EU access to the internet and radio spectra.
    The proposals, released yesterday (11 September), are intended to kick-start the underperforming European telecoms sector, in comparison to its US and Asian rivals, and incentivise investment in ultra-fast broadband networks.

  • ‘Connected continent’ plan seeks harmonised EU telecoms market

    News | Digital 12-09-2013

    Reduced mobile phone roaming charges was the popular leading act in the European Commission's proposal to harmonise the telecoms sector, which also included controversial attempts to level EU access to the internet and radio spectra.

  • Kroes slams gaping differences in mobile charges

    News | Digital 07-08-2013

    EU mobile phone users face huge price differences for the same services, depending on where they live and work, European Commission figures show.

  • Commissioner calls for end to roaming charges in EU

    News | Digital 30-05-2013

    Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes on Thursday (30 May) called for an end to mobile roaming charges before the next European elections, and said mobile network operators should no longer be able to block telecommunications services such as Skype.

  • EU strikes a deal to cap mobile roaming fees

    News | Brexit 29-03-2012

    The European Commission, European lawmakers and governments agreed to reform mobile roaming fees, allowing consumers to pay less for calls, text messages and mobile Web services when travelling abroad.

  • EU wants to end mobile roaming surcharges by 2014

    News | Digital 04-07-2011

    The European Commission will resume its fight against mobile phone prices this week by proposing to cap voice, SMS and data roaming at levels similar to national tariffs by 2014. The move is expected to virtually end the price gap between national and cross-border mobile services, according to the proposals, obtained by EURACTIV.

  • EU to impose further cuts on mobile roaming prices

    News | Digital 30-06-2011

    The cost of calls made abroad is about to go down by a further notch on Friday (1 July) but not by enough, warns the European Commission, which is heralding "a long lasting structural approach" to reduce high roaming costs.

  • Brussels eyes end to roaming surcharges

    News | Digital 16-05-2011

    A new draft regulation prepared by Digital Commissioner Neelie Kroes envisages lower caps on cross-border telephone charges and is expected to put mobile roaming prices on an equal footing with national tariffs by 2016.

  • EU eyes more curbs on mobile roaming charges

    News | Digital 09-12-2010

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how to improve competition in mobile phone roaming services in the 27-nation European Union, it said on Wednesday (8 December).

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