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Italy considers WhatsApp regulation, fair payment - report

Tuesday 28 June 2016 | 12:39 CET | News
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Italian communications regulator Agcom could impose new regulatory obligations on "consumer communication services" such as WhatsApp, Telegram and Viber, and require them to pay operators for using their networks, reports La Repubblica. The watchdog is planning to propose an "obligation to negotiate" with telecommunications companies as well as a requirement to respect Italian privacy laws, said the report. The proposed payment to operators should be "equitable, proportionate and non-discriminatory", and serve as compensation for the amounts telecoms companies have invested in building up

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Agcom / Viber / WhatsApp
Countries: Italy
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