Roaming Expert Working Group

Co-Chairs: Representatives of RTR/Rundfunk und Telekom Regulierungs-GmbH) and CNMC/Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia

The Roaming Regulation has, with a further decrease in the level of the price caps in July 2011, resulted in more transparency and harmonised lower tariffs for end-users in the whole European Union. BEREC will continue to monitor the evolution of the market and the implementation of the Regulation and will report periodically on this in regular Benchmark Reports. 

In July 2011, the European Commission published a review of the functioning of the current Regulation, including legislative proposals to extend the Regulation in duration and scope after the current Regulation expires in June 2012.

To support consideration of the issues raised by the Commission’s proposals BEREC published an analysis of the draft Regulation in August 2011. Previously, BEREC had provided input to the Commission’s review of the current Regulation (December 2010 Report, February 2011 response to the Commission’s consultation). As such, BEREC has investigated the likely need for further regulation and analysed different forms which any such regulation could take, the advantages and disadvantages of each for consumers, the effects on the competitive landscape and any spill-over effects into national markets. This includes consideration of the target set in the European Digital Agenda for the difference in roaming prices and domestic prices to approach zero by 2015.

See more on this in the BEREC Work programme 2012 Chapter 3.2.


BoR (12) 24 BEREC International Roaming Benchmark Data Report July 2011

BoR (12) 14 BEREC Analysis of Wholesale Roaming Costs

BoR (11) 51 International Roaming BEREC Benchmark Data Report January 2011 – June 2011

BoR (11) 46 BEREC Analysis of the European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on Roaming COM(2011)402 of 6 July 2011

BoR (11) 21 7th IR Benchmark Data Report 

BoR (11) 22 BEREC International Roaming compliance report

BoR (11) 08 BEREC report on alternative roaming tariffs

BoR (11) 09 BEREC response to public consultation on roaming

BoR (10) 58 BEREC Report on International Mobile Roaming Regulation

BoR (10) 50 International Roaming BEREC Benchmark Data Report for January 2010 – June 2010

BoR (10) 20 BEREC International Roaming Report

BoR (10) 13 BEREC report on alternative roaming tariffs

BoR (10) 12 BEREC Roaming compliance report


ERG Documentation:

ERG (09) 24  International roaming regulation - ERG guidelines