IRELAND’S largest internet service provider is set to hold its annual event in the US next month.CES is set for March 12-13 in Las Vegas, and is expected to be the first major technology event for the US telecommunications industry since its inception in 1996.
The event will be attended by US President Donald Trump, the US Congress and hundreds of corporate and government representatives.
There are a lot of things that are going to be announced that will have a direct impact on the industry and its consumers,” Mark Mullen, chief executive of BT and the UK’s largest internet provider, told the Irish Business Journal.”
The event is going to give the US government a big opportunity to push through a number of proposals for the telecom industry.
“Mullen added that a lot is expected from the US to the US’ broadband industry, including new rules on how the internet is being treated and a push to reclassify the internet as a public utility, which would allow the US internet service providers to charge more for their customers.
In the UK, the industry will be facing a similar challenge, as it attempts to renegotiate its contracts with the UK government, which has set a deadline of March 22 to reach a deal to retain the UK as a part of the European Union.
In a bid to help businesses compete with the new US market, BT has set up a special hub on the island of Ireland that is offering free access to the internet to anyone willing to pay for it.”
He added that BT is also working with the US on “some of the most significant” regulations to come out of the FCC in its history.””
But there are a number things that the US will be pushing for that will affect the internet here.”
He added that BT is also working with the US on “some of the most significant” regulations to come out of the FCC in its history.
“In particular, there are going a lot more of the rules around net neutrality that are being pushed through the FCC right now,” he said.
“There is also a lot that is happening at the FCC around the reclassification of the internet into a public service.
It will create a lot for US internet users.”BT said it expects to bring more than 5 million people to the event.