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Euro Phone Carrier Want Data fees from Apple et al

omnibit (1737004) writes | more than 3 years ago

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omnibit (1737004) writes "Content providers like Apple, Google and Facebook have been told they need to pitch in to help pay for the billions of dollars of network investments needed for their bandwidth-hogging services, European phone operators say. “Service providers are flooding networks with no incentive” to cut costs, France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard said last month. “It’s necessary to put in place a system of payments by service providers as a function of their use.”"
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querist (97166) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490498)

French government-controlled-monopoly wants money from successful American companies instead of fixing their failed business models and economic systems.
If you offer people unlimited data, then that's what you get. If you are making people pay for data by KB, MB, or GB or whatever, then your end customers are already paying for the bandwidth. It looks like France Telecom simply is unwilling to upgrade their network on their own and wants to stick someone else with the bill.
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