Friday, March 01, 2013
#MWC2013: Airtel’s Manoj Kohli Says OTT Players Need To Pay Mobile Networks
#MWC2013: Airtel’s Manoj Kohli Says Telco’s And OTT Players Need To Work Together, But Commercial Negotiations Are Important - MediaNama: "At all the carrier centric sessions at the Mobile World Congress, the worry for telcos has been the impact of services like Whatsapp, Viber and VoIP, which are being provided free of cost to customers, or at a fraction of the cost of telco services; telecom operators are calling for these services to be regulated and/or made to pay telcos for being made available to customers, essentially going against the principles of net neutrality. Airtel has consistently said that services like Google, Facebook and Twitter need to be charged for being provisioned to customers. " 'via Blog this'