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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

European Court of Justice confirms legal basis for mobile roaming Regulation

The UK mobiles brought a case that was referred to the ECJ, which found that the limited time intervention of imposing a Regulation rather than a Directive or some less immediate action was justified. As the Regulation is extended to mid-2012 and is to be reviewed by the ECJ in mid-2011, it may not be extended beyond that point - but will it have done its job in convincing mobiles to lower costs by then? Bill shock may only be temporarily suspended...

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