Voice over IP (VoIP) – background and regulatory aspects. Background for discussions at ERG meeting 17.6.04. Olli Mattila Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority ( Chairman of the IRG FN WG / VoIP Subgroup). Content. Technical concept of VoIP vs PSTN phone
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– background and regulatory aspects
Background for discussions at
ERG meeting 17.6.04
Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority
( Chairman of the IRG FN WG / VoIP Subgroup)
All services and applications
( voice, data, video)
Internet protocol (IP)
All network technologies
Person-to-Person – Communication Services
Today and long in the future publicly offered VoIP has to co-operate
with PSTN (terminated, originated at PSTN)
This reflect to questions, like
Nature of VoIP service creates problems with several consumer protection issues, like
impact on PSTN
point of view
Are VoIP (which of VoIP services) classified as publicly available telephone services (PATS) and thus regulations set for traditional telephone service apply ?
If yes, can the obligations be obeyed ( due to technical restrictions) in practice ?
Note: see as an example list of obligations set in the Ficora`s VoIP decision
TeliaSonera’s VoIP service has to comply with the obligations set for PATS in the national regulation, main obligations beeing (2):