Telephone calls will be 30% cheaper from November 1, 2020. ANCOM has come up with a new maximum rate that has been capped.
From 1 November 2020, the 30% reduction of the maximum call termination fee imposed by fixed points imposed by the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications shall enter into force. Thus, according to ANCOM, the new maximum tariff is capped at 0.098 eurocents / minute.
“Starting with November 1, 2020, the 30% reduction of the maximum tariff for terminating calls to fixed points imposed by ANCOM enters into force, the new maximum tariff being capped at 0.098 eurocents / minute. The regulatory measure of the Authority applies to the interconnection agreements with the fixed telephony operators with significant market power, and will be reflected in the price paid by the end users according to the commercial policies of each operator ”, shows ANCOM.
Lower rates for telephone calls. But only on landline
So, if you are among those who still have a fixed subscription and telephony, then you should know that from November 1, 2020, the fixed telephony operators designated by ANCOM as having significant market power will be able to apply a maximum tariff of 0.098 eurocents / minute for national calls.
These are calls initiated from the European Economic Area (EEA), but also apply to calls initiated from networks outside the EEA, if the international agreements in force do not allow the establishment of a different charging regime.
Starting with April 1, 2014, the maximum tariff for terminating calls at fixed points was capped by ANCOM at 0.14 eurocents / minute based on a pure LRIC cost calculation model, meant to ensure the objectives of promoting competition, maximizing consumer benefits and stimulating effective investment, in accordance with the harmonized methodology set out in Recommendation 2009/396 / EC.
“The decrease of the tariff up to 0.098 eurocents / minute adopted by ANCOM was determined following the updating of several parameters of the cost calculation model previously used, as well as the cost of capital”, say the ANCOM representatives.