Telecoms.com – Europe announces plans to interfere with OTTs and spectrum auctions
Bengt Nordström, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream thinks the EC might be overstepping its mark. “I’m sceptical about regulating players like WhatsApp, Skype etc,” he told Telecoms.com. “The very idea that these companies must be regulated because they compete with operators is a step against innovation. The truth is that operators have not been innovative enough or fast enough, and in a competitive market that’s their loss. Increasing regulation on OTTs will damage the innovative climate that is very much needed in mobile industry.