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The era of outright conflict between telcos and OTTs appears to be over, with both parties recognizing the value of coming together and providing offers to customers at the retail level.


  • Regulators around the world have adopted differing positions on this segment and will likely continue to do so. Zero-rating deals are more commonly struck down where net neutrality rules are in place, although the presence of such rules does not necessarily entail a ban on zero-rating.

Features and Benefits

  • Outlines the regulatory issues around partnerships between telcos and OTTs.
  • Compares different regulatory approaches across geographies.

Key questions answered

  • How are regulators seeing partnerships between telcos and OTTs?
  • Which are the main drivers behind regulatory intervention in partnerships?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Telco–OTT partnerships

  • The current state of partnerships between telcos and OTTs
  • The cases for and against zero-rating

Country case studies

  • EU
  • Chile
  • Netherlands
  • Slovenia
  • US


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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