Draft BEREC Report on OTT services

Document number: BoR (15) 142

Document date: 01-10-2015

Date of registration: 05-10-2015

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Author: BEREC

Technological developments, especially the transition to the IP technology, which enables a growing range of services to be consumed online, has implied the emergence of new services and business models operating over the Internet. The provision of Internet-based services commonly known as “over-the-top” (hereafter: OTT) is of increasing importance in the rapidly evolving information- and communication technology industry, and of great value for consumers and businesses.

BEREC acknowledges that availability of OTT services is also driving a change as for the competitive dynamics and technology scenarios in communication markets and, therefore, the BEREC 2015 Work programme has identified OTT development as a strategic area of investigation. This BEREC draft report focuses on the relation between OTT services and electronic communication services.