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Telcos demonstrated a mix of optimism and concern at the recent Roaming World Congress, which took place in Brussels on May 6–7, 2015.


  • Although operators admit that roaming charges were exceedingly high until relatively recently, they also see opportunities to keep monetizing roaming, particularly with regard to data.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides an overview of the topics discussed at the recent Roaming World Congress 2015 in Brussels.
  • Provides insights on the current views of the industry on international roaming and its regulation.

Key questions answered

  • What are the most pressing issues in international roaming and its regulation?
  • How are operators finding new ways to monetize international roaming?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Regulation of roaming in the EU could be at a turning point, but negotiations are still occurring between EU institutions
  • Mobile operators are aware that the price of data for consumers should continue to fall
  • The quest for a European single market should not lead to a complete removal of roaming surcharges


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