Roaming

Roaming revenues to jump 86% by 2015

The global roaming market is expected to grow 86 per cent over the next five years, delivering revenues of $67bn by 2015, or 6.3% per cent of total mobile service revenues worldwide.

Telecom NZ to shut CDMA roaming and EVDO services

New Zealand’s incumbent carrier Telecom has announced that it will cease operation of two of its CDMA services in the final quarter of this year. The WorldMode Roaming service will shut down on October 28th while the 3G EVDO data service will be switched off on November 30th. The firm will close down its CDMA voice network altogether in mid-2012.

Operators lose battle against roaming price caps

Four of Europe’s largest mobile operators – Vodafone, Telefónica O2, T-Mobile and Orange – lost their battle with European authorities on Tuesday, after the European Court of Justice ruled that roaming caps can stick.

Taiwanese WiMAX players demo roaming

Taiwanese Mobile WiMAX operator VMax Telecom teamed up with Korean equipment manufacturer Samsung on Monday to demonstrate what they claim is the industry’s first Mobile WiMAX roaming service.

EU Data Roaming Regulations

This autumn the EU Data Roaming regulation is top of mind for many operators, with a looming 2010 deadline for roll-out.

WiMAX Forum announces first operator roaming trial

The WiMAX Forum has announced that a roaming trial between Clearwire and Digital Bridge Communications (DBC), two US Mobile WiMAX operators using 2.5GHz spectrum, will start at the end of this month.

Europe paves way for data roaming caps

The European Parliament this week voted in support of the European Commission’s proposals to place price caps on mobile data charges incurred by consumers when roaming in the EU.

Commissioner’s axe hangs above EU text and data prices

EU telecoms commissioner Viviane Reding has been sharpening her axe again this week, proposing to cut the price of roaming text messages by as much as 60 per cent by next summer. On Tuesday the European Commission warned that EU citizens travelling in other EU countries should pay no more than Eur0.11 per SMS compared […]

Reding sets SMS cuts

EU telecoms commissioner Viviane Reding has said she wanted to see roaming fees for text messages fall by up to 70 per cent. The decision to clamp down on data will come as no surprise to the carriers. Reding said earlier in the year that she would turn her attention towards data having forced roaming […]

T-Mo cuts European data roaming charges

In a bid to avoid the regulatory eye of European telecoms commissioner, Vivian Reding, German mobile operator T-Mobile said Friday that it is cutting the cost of data roaming within Europe by as much as 80 per cent. From July 1, T-Mobile said it will reduce the price of a text message sent while roaming […]

European data roaming costs drop 25%, research claims

Mobile data services are on a stellar growth curve in Europe, with the region adopting 3G faster than anywhere else in the world, and research now claims the cost of data roaming is coming down too. According to statistics released by international management consultants AT Kearney on Wednesday, the EU’s mobile data market, excluding text […]

Roamers outside Europe paying price for reduced rates

European mobile operators have raised the price of roaming calls into the European Union by as much as 163 per cent as they seek to offset losses from reduced charges within Europe. The introduction of the Eurotariff in June, and its enforcement in September, capped European roaming charges at 49 eurocents per minute for calls […]

Reding turns attention to SMS, data roaming

It looks like EU Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding is turning her regulatory eye onto SMS and data roaming services, following the first benchmark report on international roaming by the European Regulators’ Group. The report confirms that implementation of the roaming regulation has generally gone smoothly and consumers are paying less for calls made and received […]

Telefonica O2 cuts data charges for roamers

Spanish carrier Telefonica, which owns the O2 group of companies, proposed to cut the cost of mobile data services when roaming by as much as 40 per cent on Monday. Consumers in Spain, the UK, Germany, the Czech Republic will benefit from a range of new data roaming tariffs aimed at those travelling within Europe […]

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