Press release: ITU cost model to assist regulatory guidance of mobile roaming tariffs

New ITU technical guide and online tool to gauge fairness of roaming charges  

Geneva, 15 December 2015 – A new ITU-T technical guide for National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) will assist regulators in their efforts to create an enabling environment for fair and affordable tariffs for international mobile-roaming voice services. The new technical guide is accompanied by an online tool which provides a model to calculate the costs to operators of providing mobile-roaming voice services. The new technical guide and companion online tool were developed in response to calls from ITU members for greater clarity on the degree to which the prices that consumers pay for roaming services are commensurate with their costs. Following a trial of a basic version of the online cost model, it was expanded to provide regulators with a more comprehensive tool to guide analyses of potential introductions of caps on mobile roaming tariffs.

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