Tuesday, November 01, 2022

European regulators disagree on "fair contribution" demanded by operators to OTTs

The BEREC report dismantled the telcos' arguments. It states that it has not been proven that higher traffic generates higher costs. And it pointed out that the increase in traffic is caused by the ISP's end-customer, who is charged for it.

The preliminary report of BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications), the main European body of telecommunications regulators, on Wednesday, October 12, rejected the arguments used by European operators to justify the call for European legislation to encourage a "fair contribution" by application and content providers (CAPs) to fund the expansion of networks.

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