Wholesale roaming price caps: final vote  

An informal agreement between the Parliament and the Council on wholesale price caps for carrying “roaming” data transfers between EU countries will be debated on Wednesday evening, and put to a final vote on Thursday.

Capping wholesale roaming prices is a necessary step towards the full abolition of retail roaming surcharges on 15 June 2017, which will enable mobile phone users to transfer data while in other EU countries, just as they do at home, without paying extra fees.


The informally agreed lower caps for data transfers would enable EU consumers to access more audio-visual content when travelling from a country to another. They could also open up markets for small and virtual telecoms operators.


Debate:  Wednesday, 5 April

Vote:  Thursday, 6 April

Procedure:  Ordinary legislative procedure (first reading agreement)

Press conference: TBC