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Jakarta Post

Indonesia set to regulate OTT content providers

  • Winny Tang

    The Jakarta Post

Busan   /   Thu, September 28 2017   /  01:43 am

The government will issue a ministerial decree to regulate over-the-top (OTT) companies — such as Google, Twitter, Skype, Facebook, WhatsApp and Line — this year, to ensure a level playing field between local and foreign companies.

The plan was unveiled on Tuesday at the ITU Telecom World 2017 global forum during the ministerial round table meeting, attended by ministers and deputy ministers from various countries including Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cameroon, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Communication and Information Minister Rudiantara said that it was crucial for foreign OTT companies to comply with the regulations set by each country, especially regarding taxation.

“By the end of this year, Indonesia will issue a ministerial decree regarding OTT companies. We welcome investment in Indonesia […] but they [OTT content providers] must also comply with our polici...