Ofcom has published how it will regulate the markets that underpin landline and mobile telephone calls in the UK, for the period 2021-26.
On call termination, Ofcom is capping termination rates for calls made and received in the UK, based on the cost of connecting a call.
- For calls to mobiles, the cap will be 0.379p per minute next year (lower than the current cap of 0.468p per minute).
- The same cap will continue to apply to calls to ‘070’ numbers.
- For calls to landlines, the current cap of 0.0292p per minute will continue to apply in real terms.
- Incoming calls to the UK from abroad should be no more than the rate they are charged when their customers make calls to that international destination.