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On June 15, 2017, the telecoms regulator in Finland granted four MNOs (Telia Finland, Elisa, DNA Finland, and Moi Mobiili) permission to continue to charge customers for EU roaming services.


  • Not all operators across the EU are well placed to implement RLAH, and some are likely to incur significant losses. Nordic mobile markets in particular have data-hungry users, which has led FICORA to authorize operators to continue to charge customers for roaming services.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes why operators from certain countries will struggle to implement the EU's RLAH policy.
  • Compares RLAH costs to revenue for a Nordic operator.

Key questions answered

  • Which member states have already authorized operators to continuing applying a surcharge for roaming services?
  • What is driving the need for regulators to grant exceptions to the RLAH policy?

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  • Summary
  • RLAH has just started, but we are already seeing exceptions
  • Wholesale caps on data roaming result from a compromise between radically different stances
  • With data-hungry users, Nordic mobile markets will struggle in implementing RLAH
  • Growth in mobile data consumption will not address the problem


  • Further reading
  • Authors

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