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Latest OTT Regulation Hot Topics 2017

DUBLIN, October 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The "OTT Regulation - Hot Topics: Level Playing Field, Privacy, Taxation, Net Neutrality, Platform and Competition" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

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This report addresses the emerging debates regarding regulation for OTT services. Indeed, as seen with Google Shopping or Apple taxes and sharing economy specific rules in many countries, the initiatives from public stakeholders are becoming more and more important.

Hot topics are so far around taxation, privacy and more recently competition rules. In the context of level playing field, often promoted by telecom operators, the regulations around Net Neutrality and OTT communications are also under the spotlight.

This report provides an overall analysis of the key topics mentioned above and a benchmark of developments at the European level, on 6 European countries (France, UK ,Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain) 3 American countries (USA, Canada, Brazil) and 3 Asian countries (Japan, India, Hong Kong)


Introduction on OTT services

Level Playing Field

  • Telco concerns with OTTs
  • Introduction: Level Playing Field
  • Level Playing Field: the case of communication
  • Level Playing Field: the case of communication

OTT dynamics

  • OTT markets
  • OTT concepts and markets
  • OTT market dynamics and competition: concerns on competition and privacy

OTT regulation hot topics

  • Where is the debate heating up?
  • Taxation: Internet giants avoiding full payment of corporate tax
  • Taxation: overall view in selected countries
  • Privacy: users concerned, but few of them taking action
  • Privacy: overall view in selected countries
  • Privacy: GDPR in Europe
  • Platforms: Internet giants and the unfair use of their dominance
  • Platforms: overall view in selected countries
  • Net neutrality: EU vs USA
  • Net Neutrality: Europe
  • Net Neutrality: overall view in selected countries

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction on OTT concepts and markets

2.1. Definitions of OTT
2.1.1. Scope issues
2.1.2. European framework not directly addressing OTT 12
2.1.3. The BEREC approach
2.2. Level Playing Field
2.2.1. Traffic impacts
2.2.2. Traditional telecom market impacts
2.2.3. Other elements for the level playing field; Europe vs International
2.2.4. Relationships between telcos and OTT
2.3. OTT dynamics and key characteristics
2.3.1. OTT revenue models
2.3.2. OTT value chains
2.3.3. OTT markets
2.4. Identification of major topics for potential OTT regulation

3. Privacy

3.1. Synthesis
3.2. Key stakes: personal data now available at unprecedented levels, but with it come various privacy risks
3.2.1. A contrasting approach to privacy between EU and US
3.2.2. Trans-Atlantic data transfer evolves from Safe harbour to Privacy Shield
3.3. Initiatives and reactions in Europe
3.3.1. At the EU level: Reform of EU data protection rules
3.3.2. France
3.3.3. UK
3.3.4. Germany
3.3.5. Netherlands
3.3.6. Italy
3.3.7. Spain
3.4. Initiatives and reactions in the Americas
3.4.1. The US approach to data protection
3.4.2. Canada
3.4.3. Brazil
3.5. APAC
3.5.1. Japan
3.5.2. Hong Kong
3.5.3. India

4. Platform and competition

4.1. Synthesis
4.2. Focus on Uber's embattled expansion
4.2.1. Europe
4.2.2. Americas
4.2.3. Asia-Pacific
4.3. Key stakes
4.4. European Union
4.5. UK
4.5.1. Independent review of the collaborative economy
4.5.2. NRA and NCA opinions
4.6. France
4.7. Germany
4.7.1. White book Digital regulatory policy for growth, innovation, competition and participation
4.7.2. Bundeskartellamt
4.7.3. Other initiatives
4.8. Italy
4.8.1. Sharing Economy Act
4.8.2. AGCM
4.9. Spain
4.9.1. Transportation and ride sharing
4.9.2. CNMC investigation
4.10. Netherlands
4.10.1. Ministry of Economic Affairs
4.10.2. ACM platform investigation
4.11. Canada
4.11.1. Policy and regulation
4.11.2. Canadian Competition Bureau
4.12. Hong Kong
4.12.1. A difficult regulatory environment
4.12.2. Recommendations by the Hong Kong Consumer Council
4.13. USA
4.14. Brazil
4.15. India
4.15.1. TRAI OTT consultation
4.15.2. Supreme Court hearing on privacy
4.15.3. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on ride-sharing
4.16. Japan

5. Taxation

5.1. Synthesis
5.2. Key stakes: Multinational and major companies avoiding full payment of various taxation schemes
5.2.1. Double Irish and Dutch sandwich system to shift value overseas
5.2.2. The Luxembourg tax regime, revealed through LuxLeaks
5.2.3. VAT and other discrepancies also cause for concern
5.2.4. Income stashed overseas
5.3. Reactions to tax avoidance schemes
5.3.1. At the European level
5.3.2. Brazil
5.3.3. Canada
5.3.4. France
5.3.5. Germany
5.3.6. Hong Kong
5.3.7. India
5.3.8. Italy
5.3.9. Spain
5.3.10. United States
5.3.11. UK
5.3.12. Japan
5.3.13. Netherlands
5.4. Appendix
5.4.1. The six key measures proposed by the European Commission to fight tax avoidance
5.4.2. Action Plan on VAT- Towards a single EU VAT area

6. Net neutrality

6.1. Synthesis
6.2. Key stakes
6.2.1. Consumer impact
6.2.2. Technical-economic issues
6.3. European Union
6.3.1. Legacy
6.3.2. Net neutrality in the 2009 framework
6.3.3. Net neutrality in the TSM
6.4. France
6.4.1. Regulator (ARCEP)
6.4.2. Legislation
6.5. UK
6.5.1. Regulator (Ofcom)
6.5.2. Legislation
6.6. Germany
6.6.1. Regulator (BNetzA)
6.6.2. Legislation
6.7. Italy
6.8. Spain
6.9. Netherlands
6.10. Canada
6.11. Hong Kong
6.12. USA
6.13. Brazil
6.14. India
6.14.1. Creating a legal framework for net neutrality
6.14.2. Zero rating
6.15. Japan

Companies Mentioned

  • ACM
  • AGCM
  • Airbnb
  • Akamai
  • Alibaba
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Amobee
  • ANRT
  • AOL
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Baidu
  • Bell Mobility
  • BlaBlaCar
  • BNetzA
  • Bobsled
  • Boku
  • Booking
  • BskyB
  • BT
  • Cell C
  • Cisco
  • CNMC
  • CNMT
  • Comcast
  • CRTC
  • DataSparks
  • DBA
  • Dell
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Didi Chuxing
  • Dropbox
  • Evernote
  • Everything Everywhere
  • Expedia
  • Facebook
  • FreeBeeData
  • GE
  • Google
  • H3G
  • Hulu
  • ITunes
  • J:COM
  • JD.com
  • Kayak
  • KDDI
  • Level 3
  • LINE
  • LoveFilm
  • Meetic
  • Microsoft
  • MTN
  • Nest
  • Netflix
  • O2
  • Ofcom
  • Orange
  • PriceMinister
  • Rakuten
  • Rogers
  • Salesforce
  • Samsung
  • SingTel
  • Skype
  • Spotify
  • Sprint
  • Starbucks
  • TalkTalk
  • Tango
  • Telecom Egypt
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefnica
  • Telkom
  • Telstra
  • Telus
  • Tencent
  • The Priceline Group
  • Three
  • T-Mobile
  • T-Mobile USA
  • TRAI
  • Trivago
  • Twitter
  • Uber
  • Verizon
  • Viber
  • Vimpelcom
  • Virgin Media
  • Vodacom
  • Vodafone
  • Waze
  • WeChat
  • WhatsApp
  • Wikipedia
  • Xfinity
  • Yahoo!
  • YouTube

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