OTT Applications and the Internet Value Chain

Recommendations to Regulators, Policymakers and Tax Authorities

In June 2018, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) published its first Over The Top (OTT) Report on the perspectives of several ICT stakeholder groups on OTT services. The results were illustrative of several myths by Governments, tax authorities, policymakers and regulators about OTTs.  The figure below contrasts some key myths against evidence-based facts.

This report, co-authored by RIS, debunks these myths using case studies from several countries and an analysis of OTTs within the context of the Internet Value Chain. Download the full report (PDF) here.