It follows the September 2016 European Commission proposal.
In a joint statement Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel said the vote was a positive and necessary step towards ensuring that the telecoms sector in the EU is fit for purpose.
The proposals are aimed at providing investment in high-speed and high-quality networks across the EU and offering protection across traditional fixed-line networks, alongside SMS, Skype and What’s App.
From May 2019, people will be able to make calls to other EU countries for a maximum of 19
cents a minute and send SMS for 6 cents.