Theoretically, it should end in 2022, but the abolition of roaming charges introduced in June 2017 in the member states of the European Union could finally last another 10 years. In any case, this is the wish of the European Commission, which ” wandering “Remains on the sidelines … but with an additional restriction for the operators. As the specialized site points out ZDNetthe committee wants to ensure that ” Consumers can benefit from the same quality and the same connection speed to their mobile network abroad as they do at home, if equivalent networks are available “. So far, and as can be seen from a Eurobarometer survey quoted by ZDNet, 33% of Europeans consider their mobile Internet abroad to be slower. A problem that should be resolved by a future agreement.
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“” The end of roaming charges is a great example of how the EU is keeping millions of citizens connected and making their lives better. Thanks to the new rules, roaming will be maintained and further improved at no additional cost »Assured Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner, known for her trips against GAFAM. Still, the problem of speed, which is illegal for some users, needs to be resolved. To this end, the Commission is ready to give the operators a boost by giving them ” further reduction in wholesale roaming prices This reduction in the wholesale price cap would take place in two steps, with a first discount starting January 1, 2022 and a second implementation three years later, on January 1, 2025.
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Really ” proven cornerstone of the internal market “According to Thierry Breton, EU commissioner and Kieselstein from Google, the abolition of roaming charges within the EU should therefore start on new and better bases in order to better serve European users, but also certain technological developments such as the gradual appearance of 5G support on the old continent.
“” The new roaming rules aim to meet the need for innovation and take into account business developments, ensure the widest possible use of innovative services and minimize the risk that subscribers are no longer able to use certain applications for which the latest network technologies like 5G are required when crossing the border »Specifies the Commission when submitting its new regulation. A concrete and convincing project that has benefited millions of users since 2017.