Consultation: Mobile call termination market review 2018-21
Launch date:27 June 2017
Modified at:14 August 2017
Mobile call termination (‘MCT’) is a wholesale service provided by a mobile provider to connect a call to a customer (i.e. call recipient) on its network. When fixed or mobile providers enable their customers to call a UK mobile number, they pay the mobile provider which terminates the call to the call recipient a wholesale charge, namely a ‘mobile termination rate’ (MTR). MTRs are set on a per-minute basis and are currently subject to regulation.
This consultation document seeks stakeholders’ views on our proposals for regulation of the wholesale MCT market for the period 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2021. The purpose of this review is to assess competition in the provision of MCT and to consider the appropriate form of ex ante regulation, if any, that should be imposed in this market to protect consumers of both fixed and mobile services from any harm arising from market power.
The consultation closes on 5 September 2017.