Mobile call termination (MCT) is a wholesale service provided by a mobile communications provider (MCP) to connect a call to a recipient on its network.
When fixed or mobile communications providers enable their customers to call a UK mobile number, they pay the terminating MCP a wholesale charge, called a ‘mobile termination rate’ (MTR). MTRs are set on a per-minute basis and are currently subject to regulation.
On 17 March 2015, we published our final statement, including the regulation that we conclude is appropriate for MCT markets. The regulation we decided to impose is a charge control on the MTRs of all MCPs offering MCT. See the current charge control on the MTRs.
On 6 February 2015, we notified our intended measures and an explanatory draft statement setting out the reasons for them to the European Commission (EC), BEREC and other National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) and we published our draft statement on the Ofcom website. On 6 March 2015, we received comments from the EC and have taken utmost account of them in reaching our final decision.
On 4 June 2014, we opened the consultation outlining our regulatory proposals for MCT markets. We have taken account of points raised by stakeholders and new information received since the consultation.