India calls for “regulatory oversight” on local OTT calls

India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has suggested that while messaging and international voice services provided by internet players don’t require new regulation, it has recommended “regulatory oversight” of local voice services. The six-member panel, in its review of the broader …

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Indian government suggests Airtel Zero, Internet.org violate net neutrality

India’s Department of Telecom (DoT), in its preliminary findings, has said that Bharti Airtel’s sponsored content service and Reliance Communications’ zero-rating deal with Facebook/Internet.org are “against the spirit of net neutrality”. A high-level government source told the Economic Times that …

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FCC commissioner warns against adoption of net neutrality rules

Net neutrality rules voted for by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are “monumentally flawed” according to FCC commissioner Michael O’Rielly, who warned fellow regulators around the world against adopting a similar approach. Speaking last week at a Mobile World Congress …

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Net neutrality rules will fully apply to mobile operators for first time

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a set of stricter rules for net neutrality that will treat broadband providers, including mobile operators, more like utilities. The regulator’s proposal would ban providers from blocking, throttling or offering paid prioritisation. And mobile …

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BlackBerry CEO sets out net neutrality vision

BlackBerry CEO John Chen questioned proposals by the Obama administration and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to address the issue of net neutrality through the reclassification of telecoms operators. The proposals, made in November last year, aim to reclassify mobile and …

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BlackBerry CEO urges app neutrality

John Chen, the CEO of BlackBerry (pictured), claimed that some big names are going against the spirit of net neutrality with their approach to mobile apps and content. “Unfortunately, not all content and applications providers have embraced openness and neutrality,” Chen wrote …

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FCC set for February net neutrality vote; targets incentive auction in early 2016

LIVE FROM CES 2015: FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said that a vote on the issue of net neutrality will take place next month, while he reiterated that the planned, but delayed, “incentive auction” of spectrum is likely to take place early …

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FCC slaps T-Mobile US’s wrists over speed transparency

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that T-Mobile US has agreed to be more transparent over speeds its customers experience, particularly when it imposes speed restrictions and reductions.

Swiss telcos form net neutrality agreement

The four leading Swiss service providers, as well as the country’s cable operator association Swisscable, have joined forces to formulate an official code of conduct on net neutrality. Swisscom, Sunrise, UPC Cablecom and Orange, as well as Swisscable, are working to keep the internet open in Switzerland, according to an official statement from Swisscom. The intention […]