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CEO Praises Regulator's Decision on VoIP: 'Pro-Competition'

June 1, 2005

By Kevin Restivo

Jeff Citron, head of Vonage Holdings Corp., said yesterday the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's decision to regulate incumbent carriers offering Internet phone service will spur adoption of the fledgling technology in Canada.

In a speech at the Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto, Mr. Citron said the federal telecom regulator has created a "pro-competition" environment in Canada that will boost consumer confidence because companies other than Bell Canada and Telus Corp. can offer Internet phone service over the long term.

Two weeks ago, the CRTC said incumbent carriers, such as BCE Inc., which owns Bell Canada, and Telus would be regulated while rivals such as Rogers Communications Inc. and Vonage can set their own prices.

The decision was criticized by incumbent carriers and pundits. Lawson Hunter, BCE Inc.'s executive vice-president of regulatory affairs, called the decision "an historic mistake."

Mr. Citron, by contrast, said the decision was necessary to ensure Bell and Telus didn't exercise their considerable market muscle unfairly. "The incumbents have an enormous advantage over us," said Mr. Citron. "They have a billing relationship with roughly 30 million people."

Despite that professed advantage, consumers have been slow to adopt Internet phone service, the computer-assisted way of making phone calls.

The SeaBoard Group telecom consultancy says there are up to 80,000 Internet phone subscribers in Canada.

NBI/Michael Sone Associates research firm has predicted that more than 1.1 million households will subscribe to a Voip service by 2007. Voip services have been slow to take off in Canada because few people understand Internet phone service and because Bell, the country's largest phone company, waited until the end of March to launch its Digital Voice offering. Bell said it was waiting for the regulator's decision on VoIP. Consumers may also be waiting for Rogers, the country's largest cable TV operator, to enter the market in July.

Brian Sharwood, principal analyst with the Seaboard Group, says the decision could actually slow down Internet phone adoption, with the incumbents partly focused on an appeal to the federal Cabinet and not subscriber growth.

Mr. Citron, however, said in his speech the CRTC has been "very thoughtful" considering the marketplace hasn't been able to provide sustainable alternatives in the past.



 
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