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Introduction

The regulation of mobile call termination has long been on the agenda of most national regulatory authorities (NRAs). Mobile termination rates (MTRs) are the price floor in terms of the retail cost to consumers.

Highlights

  • The relationship between reductions in MTRs and increased consumer benefit is less clear than before, particularly in mature markets. Until recently, a clear correlation between downward trends in MTRs and retail rates could be observed in all the four regions.

Features and Benefits

  • 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 successful are NRAs in passing the benefits of lower MTRs on to consumers?
  • Which cost methodologies are used in calculating MTRs?
  • Are rates symmetrical between operators?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Summary tables and figures

  • Tables
  • Figures

Country case studies

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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