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Ofcom Investigates Lycamobile Over Surcharge for EU Mobile Roaming

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has begun an investigation of Lycamobile in order to determine whether the operator breached industry regulations for EU mobile roaming, not least by levying a surcharge and applying overly strict data (3G, 4G) roaming limits. All mobile network operators (MNO) in the United Kingdom have been subject, since June 2017, to the new EU roaming regulation (“Roam Like At…

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Panasonic offering global – roaming free – connectivity for enterprises

Panasonic announced a one-stop shop portal offering mobile connectivity across 180 countries, which is designed to make it easier for enterprises to get online and manage their carrier relationships  Panasonic has been working towards a global connectivity service that can provide a predictably priced, roaming free network for its mobile computing solutions for the last five years, and now it has…

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Bolivia’s ATT and ITU want free roaming throughout Andean community

Bolivia’s telecommunications regulation authority ATT and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have issued a statement confirming that they will work together to promote the goal of ending international roaming charges between countries in the Andean Community. In a meeting attended by ITU secretary-general Houlin Zhao, Bolivia’s minister of public works, services and housing Milton Claros Hinojosa, deputy minister of telecommunications…

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ChatSIM expand roaming in 8 new countries

ChatSIM says that the SIM card will also be deployable in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Jordan, Mauritius, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal and East Timor. This brings eight new states or territories to the list of supported countries. However, a look at the map of countries with roaming agreements shows that there are still gaps. In Europe, for example, roaming in Kosovo is not…

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EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

The European Commission is considering cutting roaming charges for the Western Balkans, following calls from EU candidate countries to abolish the fees The European Commissioner in charge of Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, has asked the commission’s services to develop a roadmap towards lowering roaming charges between the EU and Western Balkans, a spokesperson for the European Commission told BIRN….

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Truphone Announces Data Plans for iPad Users in Scandinavia and Finland

Customers can use the same data plan while travelling in 40 countries Truphone, the London-based global mobile tech disruptor, today announces it is offering data plans for iPad users with Apple SIM in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Consumers can now purchase Truphone iPad data plans in 12 countries – with further roll-outs planned to 31 countries by the end of 2017. This builds on Truphone’s status as the first global mobile operator….

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For three mobile phone operators EBITDA decreased by PLN 135 million due to RLAH

Marcin Nowak, an analyst at Ipopema, estimates that the implementation of the roam-like-at-home (RLAH) regulation on 15 June has been translated into the aggregate decrease of PLN 135 million in EBITDA of mobile operators Orange Poland, Polkomtel from the group Cyfrowy Polsat and P4, trading under the brand Play. READ MORE: The Polish telecom market will return to growth in 2018…

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