On July 24, 2019, the EC published an external study assessing technological and other market developments that could impact competition in wholesale and/or retail roaming markets over the medium term. The also study suggested that, in the more immediate term, it may be helpful to review whether there is a need for more explicit rules governing access requests for permanent roaming for connectivity in M2M/IoT services.
- The most common approach has been to allow the sector to continue to develop and let operators come to commercial roaming arrangements without any restrictions.
Features and Benefits
- Assesses which countries have prohibited permanent roaming for IoT devices.
- Evaluates the relevance to IoT devices of existing international roaming regulation for person-to-person communication.
Key questions answered
- How are regulators approaching permanent roaming regulation for IoT devices?
- How are operators responding to the lack of clarity around permanent roaming regulation for IoT devices?
Table of contents
EC report calls for more explicit rules governing permanent roaming for the purposes of M2M/IoT communications
With a lack of regulatory guidance, operators have decided to arrange commercial roaming agreements for IoT devices
Regulators have made little progress when it comes to permanent roaming of IoT devices