EU Roaming Regulations
Produced in partnership with Purvi Parekh of Anakiya Consulting
EU Roaming Regulations

The following TMT practice note produced in partnership with Purvi Parekh of Anakiya Consulting provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • EU Roaming Regulations
  • Roaming
  • Brexit
  • Regulation (EU) 717/2007 (Roaming I)
  • Regulation (EU) 544/2009 (Roaming II)
  • Regulation (EU) 531/2012 (Roaming III) and Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) guidelines
  • Amending Roaming III: Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 (Roaming IV)
  • Roaming IV implementing regulation—fair use policy and methodology for assessing the sustainability of the abolition of the retail roaming surcharges
  • Fair use rules
  • Specific and exceptional circumstances for the imposition of surcharges
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for TMT?

This Practice Note provides guidance upon the EU Roaming Regulations, which govern mobile phone roaming in the EU. In particular, it considers the 'roam like at home' roaming implementing regulation, pursuant to which roaming charges were abolished across the EU with effect from 15 June 2017.

This Practice Note considers the following legislation which is applicable to roaming:

  1. Regulation (EU) 717/2007 (Roaming I)

  2. Regulation (EU) 544/2009 (Roaming II)

  3. Regulation (EU) 531/2012 (Roaming III)

  4. Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 (Roaming IV)


Roaming is a general term used to refer to the ability of a mobile phone network subscriber to travel to another country outside the geography of their home network and make and receive calls, send and receive data, use the internet, and access other communication services while there. Roaming is possible because home communication network operators have agreements with operators in other countries to enable

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