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ENTANET: Entanet Questions Ofcoms Net Neutrality Decision
[October 12, 2010]

ENTANET: Entanet Questions Ofcoms Net Neutrality Decision


Oct 12, 2010 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- In its latest opinion article (http://opinion.enta.net), Entanet, the pioneering wholesale voice and data communications provider, discusses net neutrality and Ofcoms decision not to step in as a regulator, after receiving responses to its recent consultation into the subject.



Entanets Head of Service Operations, Neil Watson, argues against comments made at a Westminster eForum by International Director of Ofcom, Alex Blowers, that there could be a real economic benefit for a two-sided market, especially for markets such as IPTV. Watson reasons that a two-tiered approach to the Internet raises many potential issues.

Our real concern over Ofcoms decision is that ISPs could favour specific content providers, with whom they have made lucrative deals, therefore negatively impacting the service for the competitors of those content providers and creating anti-competitive behaviour within the market, he says.


Watson also discusses Ofcoms suggestion that traffic management policies should become more transparent. We completely agree that providers should be open and honest about the traffic management policies they apply and agree with the fundamental principles of net neutrality and keeping the Internet equal to everyone. However, we also understand first-hand the increasing pressure on ISPs to provide a high quality service for all users, whilst the demand for and the subsequent cost of bandwidth continues to increase. It is inevitable that ISPs will need to put some sort of traffic management policy in place to ensure a high quality service for all customers.

To read the article in full visit: http://opinion.enta.net/2010/10/12/update-net-neutrality-%e2%80%93-is-ofcom-too-timid/ About Entanet Entanet is a leading communications provider of business class voice and data connectivity services, delivered via a channel of partners. Its voice and data connectivity services meet the needs of diverse customer groups. These services include wholesale broadband, IP telephony, traditional telecoms such as Wholesale Line Rental and marketing numbers and bespoke connectivity solutions including leased lines, VPNs, colocation hosting and transit. In 2006 and 2007 it was awarded the accolade of Specialist Vendor of the Year - Products and Services in the national CRN Channel Awards. It was also awarded the awards of Best Internet Telephony and Best Consumer Email at the 2008 ISPA Awards and ranked in the 2008 Deloitte Fast 50 and Sunday Times TechTrack 100. Further recognition was achieved in 2009 with a listing in the Tech Media Invest Top 100, a ranking of 61st in the Sunday Times Techtrack 100 and a ranking in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA.

First established in 1996, Entanet is now one of the UK's leading communications providers. With a national network and continued ongoing investment, Entanet is fully committed to delivering the highest standards of voice and data service provision throughout the UK.

As part of Entagroup, Entanet provides long-term stability and security to its customers. Founded in 1990, Entagroup is a broad-based IT and communications group with annual sales in excess of $200million.

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