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March 3, 2021
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Mobile telephony operators asked to lower inter-connection fees

The National Regulatory and Administration Authority in Communications (ANCOM) passed a regulation on the inter-connection fees for Cosmote, Telemobil and RCS & RDS, the operators being thus asked to charge lower inter-connection fees, Agerpres informs. ANCOM decision is enacted on May 1. Based on the decisions adopted, the inter-connection fees previously charged to Orange and Vodafone, based on the calculation model valid for 2004 – 2006, maintains at EUR-cent 0.053/minute. Regarding Cosmote and Telemobil, they will charge, as of May 1, 2009, an average inter-connection fee of maximum EUR-cent 0.064 /minute, EUR – cent 0.0567/minute as of January 1, 2010, and EUR – cent 0.0503/minute as of July 1, 2010. RCS & RDS will charge an average fee of maximum EUR – cent 0.0721 as of May 1, 2009, EUR – cent 0.064/minute as of January 1, 2010, and EUR 0.0567 / minute as of July 1, 2010. These levels remain in force until the drafting, by the Authority, of a new calculation pattern setting symmetric fees for all mobile phone operators, based on an efficient hypothetic operator. In March, the European Commission (EC) welcomed in a letter the decision of the Romanian regulatory agency to reduce the inter-connection fees for the mobile operators in keeping with the future recommendation of the Commission.

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