The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) presented its analysis to the European Parliament on the Commission's proposals for a revised roaming regulation.
The current roaming regulation, which governs the tariffs on international roaming within the EU, expires in June 2012. The Commission published a consultation on the functioning of the current roaming regulation and sought views on issues such as the need for further regulatory intervention in relation to roaming charges (post-June 2012) and, if further intervention was deemed necessary, the most appropriate approach to such intervention. Following that consultation the Commission recently published a draft revised roaming regulation.
BEREC sets out the analysis that it shares with the Commission’s proposal, highlights points where its analysis differs, and suggests a high level strategy for reducing roaming prices (along with proposed drafting changes in relation to the same).