|Max. reasonable average mobile termination tariff for:||Tariffs as at 1 April 2002||Proposed tariffs as of December 1, 2002||Proposed tariffs as of April 1, 2003||Proposed tariffs as of July 1, 2003|
|KPN Mobile, Vodafone Libertel||18.39||15.68||12.96||Cost orientation|
|Ben, Dutchtone, O2||20.07||18.28||16.48||Cost orientation|
|Source: OPTA, amounts in euro cents/minute.|
NOTE: The "at cost" figure for KPN Mobile is believed to be about 11.30 euro cents.
The operators applied to the court for the ruling to be suspended. Although successful, today's decision is only temporary, and another court will decide in February whether OPTA has the legal right to impose tariff reductions. KPN Mobile, which has 5.2 million subscribers, is "pleased" with the decision, though admits that the reductions may still be imposed in the future. The carrier is particularly opposed to the differentiation between the two groups of operators as seen in the table above. The regulator makes this distinction as the three smaller operators entered the market later and in a harsher competitive climate, and so need more revenues to recoup their network investments. Those three operators are: