Termination rates at European level July 2017
This document is an updated version of the benchmark of fixed and mobile Termination Rates (TRs) across Europe prepared by the BEREC Benchmarking Expert Working Group in cooperation with the BEREC Remedies Expert Working Group and the BEREC Office, and aims to offer a picture of the regulated rates for fixed and mobile interconnection services in Europe. Fixed and mobile termination services in Europe are subject to price regulation. The European Commission Recommendation on relevant product and service markets 2014 identifies:wholesale call termination on individual public telephone networks provided at a fixed location as a relevant market susceptible of ex-ante regulation (market 1)wholesale voice call termination on individual mobile networks as a relevant market susceptible of ex-ante regulation (market 2).Because of the structure of these two markets, in general each network operator has an SMP position (i.e. a monopoly) for termination on its own network and therefore its termination rates are regulated.The present overview of TRs is based upon the results of a request for information sent to all NRAs in July 2017, referring – if not differently indicated – to data as of 1st July 2017. It includes rates from the thirty seven (37) NRAs that provided responses to our request.