German operators propose increase in termination fees

Whilst many European telecoms regulators are forcing down the mobile termination fees imposed by mobile operators, the German regulator is considering a proposal from three of its main cellphone operators to increase their termination fees from 1st April.

The three operators have each proposed slightly different but higher fees, with 02 Germany requesting the largest increase from the current €0.088 per minute to €0.1643, while rival T-Mobile Germany has suggested an increase from €0.0792 to €0.0839 per minute. Vodafone Germany wants to raise its fee from the current €0.0792 to €0.0823 per minute. E-Plus is the only operator to propose a decrease in mobile termination fees from €0.088 to €0.084. The regulator has promised to respond to the proposal by early February. 

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