HomeInsightsGovernment signs new agreement to cap charges for using data and making calls and texts in Norway and Iceland

Last year the UK signed a new trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to boost the digital, financial, and professional business services sectors and cut tariffs on top-quality British exports.

The Government has now signed a new agreement allowing UK mobile operators to offer their customers surcharge-free mobile roaming in Norway and Iceland by creating a mechanism to cap the rates operators charges each other. Liechtenstein is not party to mobile roaming provisions due to its capacity. However, there is an option for this to be extended to Liechtenstein at a future date.

The Government says that, once the decision is in place, it will implement secondary legislation for early next year. It will work with mobile operators to ensure that the savings secured from the cap are filtered down to consumers. To read the Government’s press release in full, click here.