zero-rating

Where is the line in the sand for zero rating?

It’s a trend which has been growing steadily in the UK, but the line has not been found yet; when are zero rating offerings going to irk the bureaucrats of the telco world?

DT flirts with net neutrality controversy

Deutsche Telekom has begun flirting with net neutrality controversy, as the telco giant unleashes a number of zero-rating offers for customers in Germany.

India bans sponsored data while US binges-on

India’s telecoms regulatory authority (TRA) has curtailed sponsored data services in the country, while American operators continue to load up on free or otherwise subsidised data services.

Facebook and Orange team up on dedicated handsets

International mobile operator Orange has announced a collaboration with Facebook on a range of sub-€100 handsets described by Facebook’s head of mobile, Henri Moissinac, as featuring “the best set of integrations so far” of any device the social networking firm has co-developed. Orange said consumers who buy the handsets, which are built by Alcatel, will get “unlimited” access to Facebook as part of their data plan.

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