Swedish media has reacted angrily to a ‘zero-rating’ campaign by Telia and Facebook that allows internet users to surf social media sites without it impacting on any allowance. In this instance, Facebook.
Europe’s public service broadcasters have called on EU governments to ‘make history’ by setting out the rules for the future of the open internet.
The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe, has just published a new IRIS Special report, which looks at the many different ways in which companies such as broadcasters can obtain or maintain powerful positions in the audiovisual market.
The European Commission is to ask telecoms regulators to investigate whether internet service providers policies on traffic shaping do so in a way that harms consumers.
BBC Research & Development is developing a system that would show users of the BBC iPlayer how efficiently the online delivery platform is being handled by their ISP.
The BBC’s director of Future Media & Technology has said traffic management should not be used on the Internet other than in extreme circumstances.