Tag: Facebook

Resolving the Free Basics Paradox

Today the Indian communication regulator announced that it would forbid the provision of differential pricing for data services on the basis of content.  This decision effectively bans Facebook’s Free Basics initiative which offers access to Facebook and a suite of other content...

/ 8 February 2016

Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2014

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Annual ReviewA look back.  My review of African telecom infrastructure development in 2014. Undersea CablesPerhaps the most noticeable thing about undersea fibre-optic cable development around Africa was the soundless popping...

/ 7 January 2015

A Better Approach to Zero-Rating

Yesterday, Internet.org announced that Kenya would be the third country in which they launched their Internet.org application,  an app that offers free access to Facebook along with a selection of  other services.  In Kenya, this includes Wikipedia, Daily Nation, SuperSport and...

/ 13 November 2014

Google, Facebook, and frickin’ Laser Beams

I have such a complicated relationship with Google and Facebook that I sometimes find it hard to write about them.  I don’t mean complicated in the sense of conflict of interest although it is true that one of the organisations...

/ 28 April 2014
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