All consumers will benefit from the Regional Roaming Agreement

The EUD/EUSR in BiH welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina signing the Regional Roaming Agreement at the Western Balkans Digital Summit in Belgrade today.

This agreement will reduce roaming costs for all mobile phone users in the Western Balkans. Citizens will now be able to talk, SMS or surf more, wherever in the region they find themselves, while paying much less. Bosnia and Herzegovina played a very constructive role by being the first country ready to sign the Regional Roaming Agreement.

The agreement is a clear message about the region’s commitment to European integration and represents a step towards a “roam like at home” approach employed in the EU. It is also an important step towards a joint EU-Western Balkans roaming area.

In addition, BiH will now be eligible to apply for the €30 million in EU grants available for the region under the Western Balkans Investment Framework, to develop broadband infrastructure and mobilise strategic investments in telecommunications.