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ETNO proposes ITU rules to help share internet costs

Tuesday 12 June 2012 | 12:45 CET | News
European operators are proposing the ITU adopt new rules to support online service providers contributing to the cost of maintaining and building telecom networks. The proposal comes from the lobby group ETNO, which represents incumbent operators such as France Telecom and Telefonica, which have previously called for companies such as Google to help pay part of the costs of delivering their internet traffic to end-users. The proposal comes ahead of an ITU meeting in December to revise the International Telecommunications Regulations. ETNO proposed changes to selected articles of the ITRs, namely those dealing with international network (article 3), international telecommunications services (article 4) and related definitions (article 2). The proposal would see network services based more on quality of delivery and the value of traffic, allowing the operators to charge more for "value-added network services", that guarantee a certain quality and reliability to both the over-the-top service providers as well as end-users. The operators say the resulting commercial agreements would ensure a better return on their infrastructure investments in markets with high demand for bandwidth.

Categories: Internet
Companies: ETNO / France Telecom / Google / ITU / Telefonica- Movistar
Countries: World
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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is now on record as unanimously opposing a proposal to give the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more control over governance of the Internet.
Abu Saeed Khan @ 24/9/2012 - 20:09


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