Tag: zero-rating

LocalRating – A Better Approach to Network Neutrality and ZeroRating

It is a little over two years since the Indian communication regulator (TRAI) banned any kind of discriminatory or preferential pricing for internet services India. Credit for this ruling can be attributed to a very public campaign against Facebook’s implementation...

/ 31 July 2019

Why We Need Universal Basic Internet Now

In 2015, Facebook launched its Free Basics app offering a limited suite of Internet services for free in partnership with mobile network operators (MNOs) around the world.  This provoked widespread debate on whether Free Basics violated network neutrality principles that...

/ 9 December 2017

Zero-Rating: A Modest Proposal

Imagine a world where all phones were automatically connected to the Internet, at no charge. Is this an idle fantasy? The current worldwide debate about Zero-Rating and Network Neutrality has brought the issue of affordable Internet access into sharp relief....

/ 25 November 2015

Zero-Rating, Net Neutrality, and the Regulatory Toolbox

The tools available to communication regulators to ensure a fair, competitive market fall into two broad categories.  The first category is the ability to incentivise more competition and better behaviour in general.  This can happen through lowering the barriers to...

/ 16 April 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