Commission proposes 10-year extension of free roaming throughout the EU

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The European Commission on Wednesday proposed the prolongation of the present rules that enable residents to take pleasure in roaming with out further expenses when travelling contained in the EU and that are set to run out in 2022. 

Under the brand new roaming Regulation, unveiled by the bloc’s competitors chief, Margrethe Vestager and the Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, Europeans may even obtain the identical high quality of service overseas as they do at home, that means that if an individual is paying for a 5G service in a single nation, overseas operators must also present them with 5G connectivity whereas travelling. 

“The end of roaming charges is a prime example of how the EU keeps millions of citizens connected and improves their lives. The new rules will keep roaming at no extra charges and make it even better,” Vestager stated.

Similarly, Breton praised the free roaming that has been established since June 2017 following years of worth cuts, citing that it’s “a successful cornerstone of the single market.”

“In Europe’s Digital Decade everyone must be able to have excellent connectivity everywhere they are in Europe, just like at home. Today we confirm the commitment towards our citizens. In parallel we work to support investment in adequate infrastructure,” the Internal Market Commissioner stated. 

Should the brand new rules be authorized each by EU leaders and the European Parliament, they may apply to all EU nations apart from the UK. However many operators have said they haven’t any plans to take away free roaming for purchasers.