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EE Loses Appeal Over Lower Mobile Termination Rates

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UK based mobile network, EE has lost an appeal against a regulatory decision to halve the mobile termination rates by 2014.

EE had challenged Ofcom's 2011 ruling that would see the reduction in MTRs applied progressively by 2014 but lost the case at the Competition Appeal Tribunal. An appeal has also now been thrown out.

David Nieberg, a spokesman for EE, told Bloomberg News that the company was disappointed with the ruling.

EE's rival networks are also separately filing cases against other aspects of the Ofcom decision.

The reduction in MTRs is expected to lower mobile revenues by around US$300 million per year.

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