Saturday, 10 December 2016

EU roaming charges: A new opportunity

By Rob Smith, MDS
Thursday 23 August 12

New roaming regulations are not simply another set of rules to adhere to, they are driving a fresh new opportunity to build loyalty and value-added services.

The recently announced changes to EU roaming charges bring about a great deal of fairness to the consumer, in that there will be less opportunity for unwittingly running up excessive charges abroad, and thus hopefully avoiding the subsequent bill-shock a month later. From the perspective of the operators there is a willingness to adopt network sharing models in order to drive cost efficiencies that help offset the associated fall in revenues but also the potential for a new business model that could see the introduction of network aggregators that bring more choice and fairness for roaming users…

The recently announced changes to EU roaming charges bring about a great deal of fairness to the consumer, in that there will be less opportunity for unwittingly running up excessive charges abroad, and thus hopefully avoiding the subsequent bill-shock a month later. From the perspective of the operators there is a willingness to adopt network sharing models in order to drive cost efficiencies that help offset the associated fall in revenues but also the potential for a new business model that could see the introduction of network aggregators that bring more choice and fairness for roaming users…

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