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Re: Cellular Roaming Tariffs

Michael D. Sullivan (userid@camsul.example.invalid)
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 07:11:07 GMT

On 8/27/2006 11:57 AM, Raqueeb Hassan wrote:

> Michael D. Sullivan wrote:

>> That is correct. State PUCs are explicitly deprived of jurisdiction
>> to regulate cellular rates by Section 221(b)(3) of the Communications
>> Act, 47 USC 221(b)(3). This is true of both the carrier-consumer
>> rates, such as the ones governed by various contracts that may charge
>> different rates from contract to contract, and of the
>> carrier-to-carrier rates, which are governed by roaming agreements
>> between carriers.

> Well, I guess that applies in US within, what happens in other part of
> the world? I'm interested on the inter-carrier cellular roaming
> charges by the regulators in Asia.

This is governed by national and, in some cases, sub-national laws.
My response above pertains only to the U.S. Given the generally
deregulated nature of wireless services in most countries, the same
analysis may apply. But there is no guarantee of that. Only a
specialist qualified to analyze your country's laws and regulations
can answer your question on a country-specific basis.

Michael D. Sullivan
Bethesda, MD (USA)
(To reply, change example.invalid to com in the address.)

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