Internet Service Providers Vs. Over-The-Top Companies: Friends Or Foes?

Angelos Antonopoulos, Chiara Perillo & Christos Verikoukis
The recent appearance of Over-the-Top (OTT) providers, who offer similar services (e.g., voice and messaging) to those of the existing Internet Service Providers (ISPs), was the main reason for a long-standing conversation with regard to the network neutrality, i.e., the prioritization of different types of data in the network. In particular, ISPs oppose network neutrality, claiming that OTT companies: (i) have conflicting interests and provide competitive services, thus constituting a threat to their own growth,...
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