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The regulation of mobile call termination has long been on the agenda of most national regulatory authorities (NRAs). Mobile termination rates (MTRs) are the price floor in terms of the retail cost to consumers.


  • There remains a certain amount of variation across geographies in respect to the cost models used. Despite this, the adoption of a long-run incremental cost (LRIC) model to calculate MTRs is becoming more common across all regions and remains the method recommended by the EC.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides in-depth analysis of regulatory decisions regarding mobile call termination.
  • Offers comparisons between countries on mobile call termination rates.

Key questions answered

  • Which cost methodologies are used in calculating MTRs?
  • Are rates symmetrical between operators?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recent developments

  • India
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • EU
  • Austria
  • Cyprus
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • South Africa


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author