THE BATTLE FOR INTERNET FAST LANES
The winner of the battle for control of Internet traffic may be decided this autumn, DI reports. While the US government wants all online activity to be treated equally, industry representatives are advocating for the right to prioritize certain traffic, such as video conferencing and movies. Internet providers as well as many content providers are in opposition of the idea of the Internet being restricted by the government; instead they want to be able to prioritize what they see as more crucial data traffic. Google and Verizon recently introduced a proposal for a compromise, according to which fixed-line Internet would be regulated while mobile Internet would allow users to pay for prioritized, faster service. Net Neutrality advocates in the US argue that all traffic must be treated equally, and that anything else would be in opposition of American values. Jan Dawson, an analyst at Dawson speculates that a possible solution might be the development of parallel networks, running separately from the “regular Internet”.
NOKIA’S CREDIT RATING IN JEOPARDY
The price of Nokia corporate bonds has been declining recently, in what may be an indication that the Finnish telecom giant’s credit rating is headed for a drop, reports DI. The main problem for Nokia is widely seen as its failure to keep up in the smartphone market.
ALLTELE POST Q2 PROFIT
AllTele reported a Q2 profit of SEK.1.6 million. Total revenues for the quarter amounted to SEK99.5 million.