Sunday, April 28, 2013

Politicians criticize Telekom: "Customers do not notice anything" - top man holds ... - ABC Online

“Only three percent of customers are affected”: Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann wants to keep the data for brake mega surfers. The volume restriction is necessary to promote broadband deployment. The competition knows the problem – but takes a different route

Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann defends himself against criticism of the planned data throttling the internet.. In a letter to the German Economics Minister Philipp Rösler (FDP), he defended the plans, reports the “mirror”. “Terms such as net neutrality and ensuring competition” would be “abused in such a way to cement a flat rate claim to unlimited volume of data on the Internet” in the debate, the magazine quotes from Obermann’s letter.

The proposed price change, only three per cent of customers affected. “These customers use our network in ten to 20 times more data than the average customer who consumes 15 to 20 gigabytes per month.”

“investment always more important than lower prices”

Telecom marketing director Michael Hagspihl jumps Obermann at the “FOCUS”. “When we introduce the volume limit, most customers will not notice this.” Investment in broadband expansion are more important than ever lower prices.

Obermann said it was not true that the telecom’s own TV service “Entertain” prefer and rival discriminates . Telecom’s Internet services such as video or load the telecom cloud would be deducted from the amount of data. “Entertain” however, is not a “typical Internet service, but a by-regulated by the German state media authorities separate television and media platform for our customers to pay an appropriate additional remuneration ‘quoted him the” mirror “on.

From Politics more critical voices

Rösler had the telecom criticized for its plans. The project could jeopardize the equal treatment of providers on the Internet. . Their position as a major shareholder of Telekom does not want the government in his words, however, make use of offensive, to press for changes

Federal Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner (CSU) endorses the criticisms Rösler and calls in “FOCUS”: “The principle of net neutrality must not be questioned. There should be no data packets of the first and second class. “SPD chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrück admits Telekom in the magazine while” pioneer profits “for network expansion to, but not acceptable are” restricted access only to the competitors of Deutsche Telekom. “

rivals no data plan brake

Distinguishes itself from the competition by Deutsche Telekom and does not want their model largely take over. The active in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg cable operator Unity Media plans, according to a spokeswoman for no limit Internet use. Similarly, it holds Vodafone.

A spokesman for O2, however, had said the step was logical from the telecom industry point of view, given the rapidly increasing amounts of data. “If we launch something, we would announce the time.” Your DSL provider does not brake his clients but currently out

div cable Germany has already introduced a limit, however generous. From a data volume of 60 gigabytes a day cuts the cable market leader, the speed for the use of exchange networks. Surfing the Internet is also possible at normal speed.

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