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Roaming market review: use of mobile phones abroad has surged

Nov 29, 2019 | News

(29 November 2019) – The Commission has published today the first full review of the roaming market, showing that travelers across the EU have benefitted a lot from the end of roaming charges in June 2017.

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The use of mobile data while travelling in the EU has increased tenfold compared to the year before roam-like-at-home, with a peak of 12 times higher use of mobile data abroad during the holiday period.

The report concludes that the competition dynamics in the roaming market are not likely to change in the near future, which means that the current retail and wholesale regulation is still necessary.

The current rules for roaming should continue to apply in the coming years to ensure that citizens can benefit from roaming at no additional cost within the EU.

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