Analysis of Reasons and Social Benefit for the Charge Dispute between Telecom Operators and WeChat
- 10.2991/icmess-18.2018.164How to use a DOI?
- Telecom operators; Charging on WeChat; Mobile internet; Network neutrality
Based on the charge disput between Chinese telecom operators and WeChat, this paper analyzes the reasons for the dispute by sorting out the event. Firstly, the transformation of the mobile Internet business model give rise to the marginalization of market interest entities as well as operators, which inevitably leads to the occurrence of disputes. Secondly, the rapid growth of the demand for mobile Internet services has promoted the maintenance and investment of base stations by telecom operators, which has increased the operators’ operating cost pressures. Lastly, the technical reason. When WeChat sends a large amount of signaling, this inevitably causes interference to the mobile operator's call quality. From the perspective of network neutrality, WeChat charges will reduce the profits of content providers, which will result in a decrease in the effective number of content providers in the market, and is not conducive to the development of content providers and the utility of mobile phone users. Although the charging on WeChat will bring additional access fee for the telecom operators, it may not necessarily bring positive effects to the overall social development.
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TY - CONF AU - Meijuan Li AU - Lei Hou PY - 2018/06 DA - 2018/06 TI - Analysis of Reasons and Social Benefit for the Charge Dispute between Telecom Operators and WeChat BT - Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 743 EP - 747 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-18.2018.164 DO - 10.2991/icmess-18.2018.164 ID - Li2018/06 ER -