Google facing fight with European telcos over YouTube


There’s more trouble brewing for Google in Europe, and this time it’s telco firms who are agitating. Telefonica, France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom want Google to share its advertising revenues with them, as they’re having to bear the bandwidth load of delivering YouTube video content to customers. “These guys are using the networks and they don’t pay anybody,” says Telefonica chairman Cesar Alierta. Meanwhile, France Telecom boss Stephane Richard is keen to link the telcos’ complaints with those of content providers. “Today, there is a winner who is Google. There are victims that are content providers, and to a certain extent, network operators. We cannot accept this.” Source: Financial Times

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