We believe that technology has revolutionized the media world and NGNs provide the fibre backbone that enable Smartphones, tablets, video streaming, etc. It is important to remember that the same fibre infrastructure that is used to support entertainment is also used for important economic drivers like ecommerce as well as delivering education and health services to Canadians.
It is our belief that the current debate around OTT really comes down to regulated content (broadcast) vs. unregulated content (Internet). Witness the fact that all the traditional broadcasters also provide OTT content on their respective websites.
The current challenges have arisen because the concept of OTT is a reflection of the traditional telecommunications/broadcasting model supported by an outdated regulatory framework.
We believe that there are three regulatory challenges that need to be pulled apart and addressed separately.