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There are many commonalities in the regulation of mobile call termination worldwide; it constitutes a monopoly that is often deemed to warrant regulation. However, there remains significant diversity across geographies in many respects.


  • The lack of supranational frameworks mean that significant divergences exist in how mobile call termination is regulated in Asia-Pacific, South and Central America, and the Middle East and Africa.
  • Since the 2009 EC Recommendation on the Regulatory Treatment of Fixed and Mobile Termination Rates, European regulators have been required to consider a common long-run incremental cost (LRIC) methodology when imposing price controls on those operators designated as having significant market power (SMP).

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  • Provides in-depth analysis of regulatory decisions regarding mobile call termination.
  • Offers comparisons between countries on key issues in the regulation of mobile call termination.

Key questions answered

  • How do NRAs regulate mobile call termination?
  • Which cost methodologies are used in calculating MTRs?
  • Are rates symmetrical between operators?

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  • Europe
  • South and Central America
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