This section covers Orange views on the European public policies and regulatory initiatives that may impact the provision of internet and online content services applying to internet companies and telecom operators.
The globalization of the internet has led to unprecedented digital growth: internet services based on new business models are competing with traditional businesses. The old rules are no longer adequate and yet still apply, while new issues are not addressed and require action. In addition, the rules differ for the same kinds of service, based only on differences in the underlying technologies.
It is therefore necessary to review and modernize the regulatory framework. Orange has developed a full set of proposals aiming at effective consumer protection, supporting the defence of public interests and promoting fair competition.
This wide range of regulatory issues is addressed in the following position papers:
- Telecom framework
- net neutrality
- Content and services
- The Internet of Things
- Big data