Tensions between telcos and Big Tech companies are reaching fever pitch as CSPs demand fair compensation for their massive investments in infrastructure. We look at what Europe’s telecoms firms are asking for, and why them getting their way might not be the best outcome for customers.
The debate over the future of telecoms network funding in Europe continues to swirl, as major telcos continue to argue that big tech companies should contribute to infrastructure costs.
It’s not a popular idea among many in the industry; after all, car manufacturers like BMW are not expected to pay for the upkeep of roads per vehicle sold. But if half of all cars were BMWs, and the roads were in dire need of resurfacing, would attitudes be different?
It’s a decade since so-called “FANG” companies were recognised as major players in the digital space, growing fat on profits off the back of infrastructure provided by telcos.
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