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Live Streaming Services, Net Neutrality & What It Means For Your Customers

While you read this piece of article and want to know the latest update about Net Neutrality, just for your information, 100 million people are binge-watching online videos at this moment, either by subscribing to OTT providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. or live streaming their favorite sports or events on their smartphones. Now, just …

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What is OTT?

From 1% in 1995 to 40% of the world’s population using internet today, number of people consuming entertainment video content over internet has increased dramatically. A lot has changed in the way people watch TV today, thanks to the OTT ecosystem. More than 50% of world’s population is streaming their favorite live sports, subscribing to …

How Facebook stumbled into India’s fight for net neutrality

The fight for net neutrality has come to India. Last week, two companies withdrew from Facebook’s Internet.org project, citing neutrality concerns, and the remaining companies are facing mounting pressure to bail out. But while Internet.org has drawn most of the headlines in the US, it’s just one part of a much larger struggle in India, …

European Commission sets sights on OTT regulatory reform, Net Neutrality on debate

The European Commission is considering plans which could see a reform of regulatory policies to which over the top communications service providers are held. Draft documents unveiled by the commission have indicated that a level playing field between the telecoms industry, cable operators and alternative services, such as Whatsapp and Skype, has long since been forgotten. …

Gov’t may block Comcast-Time Warner merger, new boost for Net Neutrality

According to a report by Bloomberg finance news agency, the Department of Justice is “nearing a recommendation” to stop Comcast from purchasing Time Warner Cable. The two firms involved in the potential deal are already the largest and second-largest cable companies in the United States, respectively; the merged firm would be vastly larger than its …

Making OTT content available on TV screens a possible way forward in India

As video content increasingly seems to be consumed, shared and generated, the traffic of such content over the internet is increasing. In fact OTT media apps seem to be one of the few services that are earning large revenues for the OTT platforms says the paper. A majority of the revenues which are attained through advertising …

FCC Proposes Treating Online TV Like Cable TV; Amazon Objects If It’ll Stop You From Binge-Watching ‘The Wire’

There’s another internet-related firestorm a-brewing at the FCC. This one is not as broad or as contentious as the now infamous net neutrality ruling, but it is bringing all the big players out to have their say. And what, you might ask, has everyone worked up? It’s the big bandwidth bugaboo of the twenty-teens: online …

TRAI proposes regulatory framework for OTT services : Net Neutrality just landed in India

  As Net Neutrality continues to scorch earth for telecom operators and ISPs alike all over the globe, and following the recent 3-2 Democrat-Republican voting victory for Net Neutrality in the United States, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has called for a consultation on a proposed regulatory framework for Over The Top services like WhatsApp, …

Well, FCC now wants to regulate OTT too?

Naturally, after the launch of several OTT VoD services, the thought that consumers will have even more choices when accessing video programming has Washington in a tizzy. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler, as if his hands weren’t already full with network neutrality rulemaking and spectrum issues, suggested in an October blog post that OTT …

Net Neutrality : Something’s not quite right about the proposed Open Internet

The simple understanding of the FCC’s recent net neutrality regulation is this: it makes it so cable companies can’t charge the Netflixes of the world more for an Internet fast lane. But net neutrality applies only to the “highway” of data that is the public Internet. The cable companies have three routes into your house: …

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