Arcep proposes MTR reduction in overseas territories

23 Aug 2012

French telecoms regulator the Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (Arcep) has initiated a public consultation on the proposed reduction in mobile termination rates (MTRs) in France’s overseas departments. This would see rates drop to EUR0.01 (USD0.012) per minute in the Antilles-Guyane region (encompassing French Guiana, Martinique and Guadeloupe) and Reunion and Mayotte, from 1 January 2013. The decision is based on the European Commission’s recommended Long-Run Average Incremental Cost (LRIC) model for calculating the costs of an efficient operator. Arcep expects that the new tariff will encourage cheaper fixed-to-mobile calls, as was the case in mainland France, while also leading to the inclusion of the aforementioned nations – all of which are classified as a ‘departement d’outre-mer’ (overseas department or DOM) – in flat-rate calling plans sold in the French metropole. The consultation is open until 14 September 2012.

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion, Arcep,


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