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Digicel in breach of Internet neutrality principles - Eastern Caribbean telecoms authority

Published:Sunday | November 23, 2014 | 4:58 PM

Telecommunications company Digicel has been found to be in breach of the principle of Internet Neutrality in the Eastern Caribbean.



The ruling resulted from its move to restrict Over the Top(OTT) Services, in particular Viber, to users of its telecommunications services across the Caribbean.



According to CANA, the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority accused Digicel of the violation during the just ended 16th Consultative Forum of Representatives of the five National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions held in Castries, St Lucia.



Digicel recently announced its intention to restrict the use of OTT services, particularly Viber, because it disapproves of Viber's use of its network to deliver Internet telephony to Digicel customers at no cost.



This is after telecommunications company says its efforts to secure a commercial contract with Viber for use of its network had failed.



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