Saturday, March 16, 2013
Skype to be regulated as a telco in France?
Screen grab: Pressure on big internet groups - FT.com: "The move against Skype was portrayed by the authorities as being principally about making the company meet the same service commitments as traditional telecoms operators, such as carrying emergency calls and allowing security service surveillance when legally authorised. But it opened up the critical issue cited by telecoms operators that so-called “over the top” companies, which provide services such as Skype and Google Talk, are competing directly with their own without paying a fair price for the networks they use. Now that a new generation of broadband infrastructure needs to be developed to manage the increasing data traffic, telecoms groups want to share the burden of the fresh investment with the cash-rich internet companies." 'via Blog this'