A new era for roaming and net neutrality in Europe

EPA/PATRICK SEEGER

A hand holds a mobile phone showing SMS roaming information in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 27 October 2015. Members of the European Parliament were voting on whether to scrap data roaming charges within the EU for mobile phone users.

Vote goes through European Parliament as last minute lobbying efforts sought to undermine process.


The European Parliament has approved the Council's first reading position on the European single market for electronic communications concerning roaming and net neutrality. The deal means that all roaming surcharges for travellers in the EU, whether for calls, texts or data, will in principle be completely abolished as of 15 June 2017. The Parliament wanted to ban roaming charges already in 2015, but due to heavy resistance from the Member States it was not possible to ban it before 15 June 2017...


This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now