European operators call on Google to share revenues

Monday 12 April 2010 | 09:17 CET | News
The heads leading European telecommunications groups, including Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom, have called for Google to start paying them for carrying content such as YouTube videos on their networks, reports the Financial Times. To strengthen their voice, the operators are interested in finding common cause with media companies that get little or no money from Google when it aggregates their content on Google News. Telefonica chairman Cesar Alierta said Google should share some of its online advertising revenue with carriers to compensate them for the billions of euros

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Arbor Networks / CMT / France Telecom / Google / ikanos / Telefonica- Movistar / YouTube
Countries: Europe
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