Asia Internet Coalition submits comments on Vietnam’s Draft Decree amending Decree No. 06/2016 (OTT) (21 Sept 2018)

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AIC has submitted comments for Vietnam’s public consultation on Decree No. 06/2016/ND-CP on the management over, provision and use of, radio and television services, with proposed amendments relating to internet platforms and on-demand services. The regulatory approach taken in important areas such as broadcast video and music, will have serious implications if not aligned with the development and success of Vietnam digital economy, in terms of local growth and opportunity, innovation, investment and jobs. For that reason,  the extension of existing broadcasting regulation to online services is disproportionate and not helpful to support the growth of Vietnam’s digital economy.   A translated Vietnamese-language version of the submission can be found here.