Most Bangladeshi operators not keen to join Internet.org

Bangladesh’s mobile operators reportedly aren’t interested in joining Internet.org, noting that the ‘limited version’ of the internet is not a service that would serve their customers’ needs. The country’s two largest mobile operators, Grameenphone and Banglalink, however, have introduced free …

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Facebook moves to make Internet.org more ‘inclusive’

Facebook announced today it aims to expand the services available on Internet.org by introducing an open programme for developers to create services. The move to make Internet.org more transparent and inclusive comes just two weeks after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg …

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Globe adds WhatsApp as zero-rating partner

Globe Telecom in the Philippines has expanded its zero-rating access offer and now gives prepaid and postpaid customers free access to WhatsApp. Free WhatsApp gives customers real-time messaging and voice calling without data charges on any Globe prepaid promo or …

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Indosat partners with Facebook to offer free access

Indosat, Indonesia’s second largest operator, has joined the crowd partnering with Facebook to offer its prepaid and postpaid customers free internet access through Internet.org. The operator, which is 65 per cent owned by Ooredoo, has 63 million mobile connections and …

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India’s TRAI: Airtel Zero violates net neutrality rules

An official with India’s telecoms regulator has stated that Bharti Airtel’s sponsored content data service, as well as other operators’ zero-rating access deals with Facebook, including the Internet.org tie-up with Reliance Communcations, violate the principles of net neutrality. The Telecom …

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Free Facebook campaigns double Globe’s data users

Globe Telecom, a pioneer in zero-rating access partnerships with internet players, said two campaigns offering free Facebook to all mobile customers boosted its data users by 110 per cent. Daniel Horan, Globe’s senior adviser for its consumer business, said zero-rating …

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Globe, PLDT engage in zero-rating access battle

Philippine operator Globe Telecom will offer all its mobile customers free access to Facebook and Viber for a month starting 13 January after rival PLDT extended its free mobile data promotion for another month. The country’s two leading mobile operators, …

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