Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2017

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This Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2017 is the first of an annual series of reports tracking market and regulatory trends in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector and their implications across the economy. Understanding current trends and challenges across ICT markets and regulatory frameworks can help address the gaps and capitalize on unexplored opportunities. This report provides useful insights and a clear, evidence-based perspective to do that. This report is also a key resource on smart, inclusive and forward-looking ICT regulation. Its findings can provide useful guidance in reviewing and upgrading regulatory frameworks for the ICT sector as the basis for the digital economy today and for the future. The report reaches out to the regulatory community worldwide, policy-makers, industry and the ICT community in general



More regulatory oversight for otts while telcos still wait for less

Creating a level-playing field for telcos and OTTs/OSPs will involve leveling down regulatory requirements for telcos while levelling up for OTTs. A number of low-risk regulatory moves are expected. In competitive markets, quality of service obligations are good candidates for removal as traditional players often address these to cope with increased retail competition – although transparency obligations should remain. On the other hand, some global OTTs are already a tax target for governments and will become more so.


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