“A plan to regulate mobile phone charges for calls made abroad will shortly be published by the European Commission, despite intense opposition.
The industry is concerned that the proposals go too far, and even within the commission itself there are doubts.
At present, most users pay far more to make mobile calls when they are abroad than they do in their home country.
This is because service providers have to pay large fees for access to one another’s networks.”
Not the highest priority for regulators in emerging Asia. However, high roaming charges are an instance of companies exploiting each other’s customers and are not defensible.
Possibly something that regional telecom regulatory associations such as SATRC can take up, at least as a watching brief.