Thursday, July 22, 2010

Deutsche Telekom CEO: OTT providers should pay for High Quality

In an interview to Simon Hage from the German manager magazin, Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann repeated his view on the future mobile internet business model.

See "Telekom will Apple und Google zur Kasse bitten" - here. [I am using an automatic translation service here, so it might not be 100% accurate].

"Obermann announced new business models for the mobile Internet, which may affect providers like Google and Apple, which use the cellular network so far largely free of charge for their data-intensive services .. When DY offers special network security or high quality service, for example, for music or video, it must be according to Obermann "priced well differentiated. Such discussions with service providers such as Google are triggered"

[see who is happy and who is not so happy at DT's iPhone launch  :-) ]

This is consistent with things Mr. Obermann said 3 months ago - See "Net Neutrality Discussion in Germany (II) - DT Position" - here.

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