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‘Single telecoms regulator’ plans revealed for the EU

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The European Commission is said to be developing plans to introduce a singular telecoms regulator to govern all of its 28 member states. If the plan is to go ahead, it is expected that national regulators, such as the UK’s Ofcom, will have some of their responsibilities and powers taken over by the new body.…

EU to put an end to mobile roaming charges next year

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Mobile roaming charges will be effectively scrapped under proposals agreed upon by the EU last week. As part of the effort to create a single European telecoms market, roaming charges for voice calls, texts and internet access could be completely removed by July 2014. Last Tuesday, the group of European Commissioners voted to ensure the…