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Default Ofcom to reject mobile price cuts - report

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/06/06/ofcom_mobile

Ofcom looks unlikely to force mobile phone operators to cut their prices - for
the time-being at least.
According to newspaper reports, the giant communications regulator is expected
this week to begin consulting the industry once again about pricing and other
mobile matters. Last year it ordered mobilephonecos to slash the cost of calls
by around 30 per cent after a long running investigation with the then
regulator Oftel.

At the time the cut in termination charges - which apply to mobile network
operators' wholesale charges for connecting incoming calls to their networks -
ended a regulatory saga that has dragged on for six years.
Speaking a year ago Ofcom chief exec Stephen Carter said that the decision
"closes a lengthy process, where we have concluded that price controls are
currently a necessary market mechanism".

According to The Independent, Ofcom looks set to recommend that those price
cuts - which had to be introduced by March 2005 - remain in place until 2007.

The move is expected to cheer shareholders and anger consumers since some
operators had feared that Ofcom might use this consultation to impose further
price cuts instead.
No one from Ofocm was available for comment at the time of writing.

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{{{{{Welcome}}}}} wrote:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/06/06/ofcom_mobile

Ofcom looks unlikely to force mobile phone operators to cut their
prices - for the time-being at least.


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Surprise, surprise...

No one from Ofocm was available for comment at the time of writing.


Did I just hear an echo..?!

Ivor




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