2019 Submission 65

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Timestamp: 2019/02/11 02:12:08 PM
Email Address: xxxxx@xxxxxx.xxxx
Name: xxxxx xxxxxxxxx
Stakeholder Group: Private Sector
Submission:
Trends in Regulatory Approaches to ‘Over-the-Top’ Services – Should Telecom Laws be Applied to Network Edge Services?
Comments:
Traditionally, telecom laws around the world have applied to copper line voice service providers. These laws have, in many countries, since been applied internet service providers (the providers of pipes that data packets flow through). More recently, policies (some proposed and some in place today) have sought to apply the same telecom laws to “over-the-top” services, or services that are access over a telecom network’s infrastructure. Such policies are currently being debated in the U.S., as well as in other key jurisdictions like India. This session would feature stakeholders from government, industry, and civil society that will debate whether OTT services should or should not be exposed to telecom regulatory-like regimes and make recommendations on a path forward. •https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/telecom-news/telcos-otts-not-comparable-new-regulation-for-ott-may-hurt-innovation-bif/articleshow/66812461.cms?from=mdrhttps://www.techradar.com/news/germany-wants-ott-service-providers-should-be-regulated-like-telcos
Issue Areas: OTT, Regulation