Almost all mobile operators in the Benelux to weaker net neutrality rules

Jul

7

2016

All mobile operators with their own network in the UK with the exception of the Belgian Base want the European Commission to weaken the rules surrounding net neutrality. Those rules apply since earlier this year and had been a weaker version of the Dutch net neutrality.

The 5g manifesto in which providers give a ruling on net neutrality, contains signatures of the CEO of KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Tele2, Proximus and Orange. Of providers in the Benelux only missing Telenet / Base, which is part of parent company Liberty Global. It is unknown whether Telenet else thinks about net neutrality, or that the company is not invited. Besides providers also have networking companies Huawei, Nokia and Ericsson provided the manifesto of their approval.

ISPs and network companies argue that the rules on net neutrality investments 5g stand in the way because providers then have fewer opportunities to make money. Providers like for instance can ask Google, Netflix or Facebook money to give their traffic priority over those of other providers and thus quickly recoup their investment.

Thursday morning already showed that KPN, Vodafone and T-Mobile is committed had on the manifest. Therein providers say that they want to offer in 2020. 5g. That should happen in any EU country in at least one city. Marietje Schaake, Dutch Member of the European Parliament for D66, does not think that European politics will discuss the exchange of weaker netneutraliteitsregels faster 5g. “Telcos are years these threats to reel off,” said the European politician.

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