INTUG responds to OECD Communications Working Party meeting

INTUG has provided comments on the action items from the recent OECD Communications Working Party (CISP) meeting, focusing in particular on reports covering: The Road to 5G Networks; The Effects of Zero Rating; and  The Programme of Work/Subject Rankings. INTUG's comments highlight the needs and concerns of business users of digital technology.

The Road to 5G Networks

While INTUG appreciates the tone and content of the report, we want to ensure that certain areas of key interest to business users are highlighted in the final report: government auctions, national networks and infrastructure sharing.

The Effects of Zero Rating

INTUG agrees with the scope of the report, which focuses on Zero Rating rather than net neutrality in general. We specify that there are two key areas of major interest for business users: the inconsistency of national regulations, especially for companies operating in more than one market, and operators who are also content providers, especially regarding switchability for Cloud/SaaS accessibility.

Programme of Work/Subject Rankings

INTUG has conducted its own internal surveys of business user priorities. In INTUG's response to the OECD, the potential topics for the programme of work based on these priorities are ranked.

The complete report by INTUG can be found here.

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