T-Mobile: No reason to cut data charges

Summary:A top T-Mobile exec sees no reason for the operator to cut charges, as industry players complain that prices are 'ridiculous'

There are few better opportunities to discuss data-roaming charges than Mobile World Congress, the industry's annual gathering in Barcelona.

That's why, in February, ZDNet UK used the conference to discuss the fees with a variety of industry players, including software company executives, telecoms regulators and others.

Most expressed frustration, but the most illuminating comments came from T-Mobile strategist David Gannon, who said there was no business incentive for his company to cut its data-roaming rates, as there is no international regulator to make it do so.

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Topics: Mobility


David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both... Full Bio

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