EC to unveil plan to cut roaming charges

The European Commission is expected to outline plans tomorrow to cut roaming charges across Europe. Last week, European Union leaders gave their blessing for calls to cut the cost of using mobiles while abroad, noting "the importance for competitiveness of reducing roaming charges." Regulation is not expected until 2007, and the GSM Association is expected to fight the move. It has said regulation could lead to long-term damage to the industry. That's because a majority of European operators make their money from roaming.

To read more about the EC's move to reduce roaming rates:
- check out this report from The Register