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                               Global Roaming Tariff Tracker


Roaming prices have confronted criticism in recent years and are undergoing significant changes at
this present time. The European Commission has imposed regulation to the pricing of voice roaming
charges and it saw the introduction of capped wholesale and retail voice prices for calls made within
the EU on 30th August 2007, followed by capped SMS prices in July 2009 and wholesale data prices
also in 2009. with further prices changes each year thereafter including SMS.

Roaming especially in the consumer market is perceived complex and expensive, despite operators
having moved to attractive on-net pricing and easier-to-understand pricing structures, roaming prices
remain difficult to track and will be a challenge to keep up with the changes.

At the time of launching the product in March 2007, it covered 47 mobile service providers across 35
countries and has since been expanded to cover 80 operators in 51 countries and is continously being

Findings reveal that offerings have increased through the launch of bundles and special schemes such
as the Passport Service by Vodafone over time. Both voice and data calls price changes have been
mainly downward with some oeprators increasing rates to non-European destinations. Operators will
be seeking to introduce innovative offers to help for the compensation of the potential loss in revenue
from the imposed regulation.

Although a few service providers have initiated tariff reform in the sector, the reports finds that a high
level of complexity in tariff structures and pricing levels persists. Marked differences in pricing too
pertain between operators.

Services (both postpaid and prepaid) and Prices covered include:

-   Calling back home
-   Calling within a country
-   Receiving a call
-   Sending an SMS
-   Accessing the Internet
-   Voice bundles
-   Data bundles
-   Number of zones
-   Relevant notes

Key highlights include:

* 80 Service Providers across 51 countries, and continuously adding
* Default Voice and data tariffs plus the bundled offers available all presented in Excel in local
currency, Euros and US Dollars.
* Easy comparison by type of bundle, cost per bundle, cost per minute, cost per SMS etc.
* Trends & Analysis Report with tables and charts sent out with each quarterly update.

Who should subscribe to this service
*   Mobile, Wireless Internet and Satellite Providers and Operators
*   Software and Equipment Vendors
*   Supplier organisations
*   Regulatory Bodies
*   Consultancies
*   Investors, Venture Capital Companies, Financial Service Companies

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