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The Register
Facebook-squishing Indian regulator's next move: Open source codeFresh from squashing Facebook's effort to grab the enormous India market, the s
Facebook-squishing Indian regulator's next move: Open source code
The Register / Posted 3 hours ago
Fresh from squashing Facebook's effort to grab the enormous India market, the sub-continent's regulator has another goal in mind: open source software. Speaking at the India Digital Summit this week, chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of... Read more
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The Economic Times
Airtel, Jio executives meet Trai over services under closed networksNEW DELHI: Senior executives from Reliance Jio Infocomm and Bharti Airtel have
Airtel, Jio executives meet Trai over services under closed networks
The Economic Times / Posted 4 hours ago
NEW DELHI: Senior executives from Reliance Jio Infocomm and Bharti Airtel have met with the telecom regulator to seek clarity on issues that may emerge from offering services to consumers on closed communication networks, the exception to... Read more
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The Economic Times
Facebook did not get its 'free basics' campaign right: Brand consultantsThe social media company failed to gain enough public support, win over the gov
Facebook did not get its 'free basics' campaign right: Brand consultants
The Economic Times / Posted 4 hours ago
The social media company failed to gain enough public support, win over the government or convince the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), which ruled against discriminatory pricing for data services on Monday, effectively shutting down the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Trai suggests licence change to facilitate internet callsNetwork of all telecom firms is inter-connected, which is vital for completion
Trai suggests licence change to facilitate internet calls
Business Standard India / Posted 5 hours ago
Network of all telecom firms is inter-connected, which is vital for completion of calls or sharing of messages through mobile or landline phonesNetwork of all telecom firms is inter-connected,... Read more
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Business Standard India
Facebook pulls Free Basics out of IndiaInfosys co-founder and former UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani and Paytm founder
Facebook pulls Free Basics out of India
Business Standard India / Posted 5 hours ago
Infosys co-founder and former UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma had also opposed Free BasicsInfosys co-founder and former UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani and Paytm founder... Read more
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The Economic Times
Facebook shuts down Free Basics in IndiaNEW DELHI: Social networking giant Facebook today pulled the plug on its contro
Facebook shuts down Free Basics in India
The Economic Times / Posted 11 hours ago
NEW DELHI: Social networking giant Facebook today pulled the plug on its controversy-ridden 'Free Basics' programme in India, days after telecom regulator Trai barred operators from charging discriminatory rates for Internet access based on... Read more
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PC Magazine
Facebook Pulls Free Basics From India Meanwhile, Facebook board member Marc Andreessen is in hot water after some o
Facebook Pulls Free Basics From India
PC Magazine / Posted 11 hours ago
Meanwhile, Facebook board member Marc Andreessen is in hot water after some offensive comments about India. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday ruled that apps like Free Basics violate... Read more
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asianage
TRAI recommends licence amendment to facilitate Internet callsThe Authority recommends the amendment to clause 27.3 in the Unified Licence fo
TRAI recommends licence amendment to facilitate Internet calls
asianage / Posted 13 hours ago
The Authority recommends the amendment to clause 27.3 in the Unified Licence for inter-connection at the IP level. New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on February 11, recommended amending the Unified Licence for inter-connection at the IP level in... Read more
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The Economic Times
Trai recommends licence amendment to facilitate Internet callsNEW DELHI: Telecom regulator Trai today recommended amending the Unified Licenc
Trai recommends licence amendment to facilitate Internet calls
The Economic Times / Posted 13 hours ago
NEW DELHI: Telecom regulator Trai today recommended amending the Unified Licence for inter-connection at the IP level in order to facilitate Internet-based calls. There is no explicit clause relating to inter-connection at the Internet Protocol (IP)... Read more
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DW
FB board member's tweet on India draws rebuke |Facebook board director Andreessen apologized on Wednesday for posting tweets i
FB board member's tweet on India draws rebuke |
DW / Posted 15 hours ago
Facebook board director Andreessen apologized on Wednesday for posting tweets in which he suggested that India would have been better off under British colonial rule. The 44-year-old Silicon Valley venture capitalist had earlier posted the tweet:... Read more
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techcentral.ie
Facebook withdraws Free Basics from IndiaPictured: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Move comes after Monday's decision by r
Facebook withdraws Free Basics from India
techcentral.ie / Posted 16 hours ago
Pictured: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Move comes after Monday's decision by regulator to ban zero-rating Facebook has withdrawn Free Basics from India, days after the country’s telecommunications regulator prohibited the differential pricing of... Read more
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The Times of India
TOI Edit: How the net neutrality fight was wonTaking on big telecom: Here’s how the net neutrality fight was won, but the bat
TOI Edit: How the net neutrality fight was won
The Times of India / Posted 16 hours ago
Taking on big telecom: Here’s how the net neutrality fight was won, but the battle’s not over yet - TOI Blogs Taking on big telecom: Here’s how the net neutrality fight was won, but the battle’s not over yet A few days ago, the Telecom Regulatory... Read more
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The Economic Times
Taking on big telecom: Here’s how the net neutrality fight was won, but the battle’s not over yetBy Derek O'Brien A few days ago, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Tr
Taking on big telecom: Here’s how the net neutrality fight was won, but the battle’s not over yet
The Economic Times / Posted 18 hours ago
By Derek O'Brien A few days ago, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) formally rejected Facebook's 'Free Basics' scheme. But if anybody believes that the battle is over and the issue is settled, she is clearly wrong. The issue is not... Read more
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Business Standard India
Facebook to remain net neutral, nixes Free Basics"Free Basics is no longer available to people in India," a Facebook spokesperso
Facebook to remain net neutral, nixes Free Basics
Business Standard India / Posted 18 hours ago
"Free Basics is no longer available to people in India," a Facebook spokesperson confirmed on email. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday ruled against telecom operators offering differential pricing based on content or... Read more
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Mashable
Facebook's Free Basics is no longer available to people in IndiaImage: SIPPL Sipa USA/Associated Press Facebook has withdrawn its Free Basics
Facebook's Free Basics is no longer available to people in India
Mashable / Posted 19 hours ago
Image: SIPPL Sipa USA/Associated Press Facebook has withdrawn its Free Basics service from India, after the country's telecom regulator banned discriminatory pricing for different data services on Feb. 8. The decision has been a huge setback for the... Read more
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asianage
Facebook director's comments deeply upsetting: ZuckerbergFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg As controversy refused to die Zuckerberg tried to
Facebook director's comments deeply upsetting: Zuckerberg
asianage / Posted 20 hours ago
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg As controversy refused to die Zuckerberg tried to distance himself from the comments made by his board member. Washington: Facebook founder and head Mark Zuckerberg has distanced himself from the comments made by the... Read more
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asianage
Facebook director's comments deeply upsetting ZuckerbergFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg As controversy refused to die Zuckerberg tried to
Facebook director's comments deeply upsetting Zuckerberg
asianage / Posted 20 hours ago
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg As controversy refused to die Zuckerberg tried to distance himself from the comments made by his board member. Washington: Facebook founder and head Mark Zuckerberg has distanced himself from the comments made by the... Read more
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Aljazeera
Facebook board member apologises for India tweetsA prominent venture capitalist and Facebook board director has apologised for t
Facebook board member apologises for India tweets
Aljazeera / Posted 20 hours ago
A prominent venture capitalist and Facebook board director has apologised for tweets that condemned the Indian government for "anti-colonialism" after it banned the social media giant's free internet service. Marc Andreessen, who often takes to... Read more
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The Register
Indian telcos ask for details of Facebook-flaying neutrality lawHard on the heels of India implementing a net-neutrality regulation, its teleco
Indian telcos ask for details of Facebook-flaying neutrality law
The Register / Posted 20 hours ago
Hard on the heels of India implementing a net-neutrality regulation, its telecommunications carriers have asked the country's regulator to clarify its impact on them. The regulation was part of a big Zuck-off to Facebook. The regulator said its... Read more
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New Kerala
Marc Andreessen comments on India deeply upsetting: Mark ZuckerbergSan Francisco, Feb 11 : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has distanced himself from
Marc Andreessen comments on India deeply upsetting: Mark Zuckerberg
New Kerala / Posted 20 hours ago
San Francisco, Feb 11 : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has distanced himself from a comment of his company's board member Marc Andreessen on India and colonialism. Zuckerberg posted on FB: I want to respond to Marc Andreessens comments about India... Read more
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International Business Times
Marc Andreessen stokes controversy with tweet on ban of Free Basics in India Marc Andreessen, one of Facebook's board of directors and among Silicon Valley'
Marc Andreessen stokes controversy with tweet on ban of Free Basics in India
International Business Times / Posted 21 hours ago
Marc Andreessen, one of Facebook's board of directors and among Silicon Valley's most prominent venture capitalists, posted a tweet on 10 February which kicked off a row in India. Facebook has since denounced Andreessen's opinion and said the company... Read more
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The Economic Times
Facebook confirms pulling the plug on Free Basics in IndiaNEW DELHI: Facebook has pulled out Free Basics from India following the telecom
Facebook confirms pulling the plug on Free Basics in India
The Economic Times / Posted 21 hours ago
NEW DELHI: Facebook has pulled out Free Basics from India following the telecom regulator's regulation barring discriminatory pricing of data services, which includes a ban on zero-rated products. "Free Basics is no longer available to people in... Read more
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New Kerala
Zuckerberg slams Facebook director over offensive TweetNew York, Feb 11 : Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday disowne
Zuckerberg slams Facebook director over offensive Tweet
New Kerala / Posted 21 hours ago
New York, Feb 11 : Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday disowned his colleagues's controversial statement that Free Basics was same as colonialism, saying it was "deeply upsetting". Zuckerberg came down heavily on Facebook board... Read more
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New Kerala
UAE-India trade may hit USD 100bn in 2020Abu Dhabi, Feb. 11, : India is considered to be the UAE's primary trade partner
UAE-India trade may hit USD 100bn in 2020
New Kerala / Posted 21 hours ago
Abu Dhabi, Feb. 11, : India is considered to be the UAE's primary trade partner, accounting for about 9.8 percent of its total non-oil trade. India is also the largest importer of goods from the UAE, buying about 14.9 percent of that country's... Read more
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dna
Facebook’s Free Basics still available, though no longer freeJust days after Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) ruling on differen
Facebook’s Free Basics still available, though no longer free
dna / Posted 22 hours ago
Just days after Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) ruling on differential pricing--in direct odds with Facebook’s Free Basics--Reliance communication (RCom), Facebook’s partner for the app has decided to make it a paid platform. RCom’s... Read more
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The Economic Times
Facebook to pull the plug on Free Basics in IndiaNEW DELHI: Facebook has decided to pull out Free Basics from India following th
Facebook to pull the plug on Free Basics in India
The Economic Times / Posted 22 hours ago
NEW DELHI: Facebook has decided to pull out Free Basics from India following the telecom regulator's regulation barring discriminatory pricing of data services, which includes a ban on zero-rated products, a person familiar with the matter... Read more
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The Financial Express
Marc Andreessen’s comments about India deeply upsetting: Mark ZuckerbergAs the controversy refused to die down, Mark Zuckerberg on tried to distance hi
Marc Andreessen’s comments about India deeply upsetting: Mark Zuckerberg
The Financial Express / Posted 22 hours ago
As the controversy refused to die down, Mark Zuckerberg on tried to distance himself from the comments made by his board member. Facebook founder and head Mark Zuckerberg has distanced himself from the comments made by Marc Andreessen about India,... Read more
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Business Standard India
Marc Andreessen's comments about India deeply upsetting: Mark ZuckerbergAndreessen made a objectionable tweet about India after Trai ruled against Face
Marc Andreessen's comments about India deeply upsetting: Mark Zuckerberg
Business Standard India / Posted 22 hours ago
Andreessen made a objectionable tweet about India after Trai ruled against Facebook's free but restricted internet programmeAndreessen made a objectionable tweet about India... Read more
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The Economic Times
Reliance Communications making Free Basics a paid service to conform to Trai ruleA spokesperson at RCom said that subscribers will have to pay applicable data c
Reliance Communications making Free Basics a paid service to conform to Trai rule
The Economic Times / Posted 23 hours ago
A spokesperson at RCom said that subscribers will have to pay applicable data charges for accessing websites or apps through the zero-rated Free Basics platform, once necessary technical modifications are done over the next few days. RCom is the... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Mark Zuckerberg Makes Clear He's Against Colonialism In IndiaIn a subsequent tweetstorm, Andreessen clarified his comment. "To be clear, I a
Mark Zuckerberg Makes Clear He's Against Colonialism In India
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
In a subsequent tweetstorm, Andreessen clarified his comment. "To be clear, I am 100% opposed to colonialism, and 100% in favor of independence and freedom, in any country, including India." The Indian government dealt a harsh blow to Facebook this... Read more
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The Economic Times
Telcos to seek details on data plans exempt from Trai's pricing ruleNEW DELHI: Telecom companies will soon seek clarifications from the regulator o
Telcos to seek details on data plans exempt from Trai's pricing rule
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
NEW DELHI: Telecom companies will soon seek clarifications from the regulator on exceptions to the rule barring discriminatory pricing of data products that it announced on Monday. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had said that the... Read more
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The Hindu
How Zuckerberg got the bluesThe campaign to save the Internet was led by many ordinary citizens. A thank-yo
How Zuckerberg got the blues
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
The campaign to save the Internet was led by many ordinary citizens. A thank-you note Success has many parents. And now that the Save the Internet campaign has got a happy ending, there is no doubt that many will clamour for a share of the credit.... Read more
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Business Standard India
We will provide international roaming for 4G customers: Sunil SoodInterview with CEO & managing director, VodafoneInterview with CEO & managing d
We will provide international roaming for 4G customers: Sunil Sood
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
Interview with CEO & managing director, VodafoneInterview with CEO & managing director, Vodafone After showing some skepticism on fourth generation (4G) mobile technology last year,... Read more
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Web Host Industry Review
Indian Telecom Authority Bans Facebook's Free Basics ServiceThe Free Basics app from Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet.org is not allowed in India
Indian Telecom Authority Bans Facebook's Free Basics Service
Web Host Industry Review / Posted yesterday
The Free Basics app from Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet.org is not allowed in India, after a ruling this week by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The ruling follows an intense debate between proponents of the project to improve Internet... Read more
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asianage
India morally right on Net neutralityIn definitive action to support the continuance of providing access to the Inte
India morally right on Net neutrality
asianage / Posted yesterday
In definitive action to support the continuance of providing access to the Internet without discrimination, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has upheld the highest principles of democratic ideals. The decision supporting Net neutrality... Read more
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Evening Standard
Facebook director Marc Andreessen in Twitter storm over India remarkA Facebook director became caught in a Twitter storm after he said anti-colonia
Facebook director Marc Andreessen in Twitter storm over India remark
Evening Standard / Posted yesterday
A Facebook director became caught in a Twitter storm after he said anti-colonialism had been “economically catastrophic" for the Indian people. Entrepreneur Marc Andreessen posted the tweet, which has since been deleted, after Facebook’s Free Basics... Read more
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asianage
Trai's socialism kills innovationBy ruling against Facebook’s Free Basics type of innovation, which offers, hith
Trai's socialism kills innovation
asianage / Posted yesterday
By ruling against Facebook’s Free Basics type of innovation, which offers, hitherto undreamed of, free but limited access to data services, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has regressed to a version of “ersatz Nehruvian socialism”, which... Read more
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The Hindu
Adopt open source for connectivity: TRAI'Any technology that is deployed for connectivity must be interoperable; no ser
Adopt open source for connectivity: TRAI
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
'Any technology that is deployed for connectivity must be interoperable; no service should be held hostage to a technology.' A day after it took a tough stance on discriminatory pricing for data services, effectively blocking Facebook’s Free Basics... Read more
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asianage
Facebook's India stumble could embolden other regulatorsIndia's decision to ban free Internet service is a major blow to social network
Facebook's India stumble could embolden other regulators
asianage / Posted yesterday
India's decision to ban free Internet service is a major blow to social network's plan Singapore/Mumbai: India's decision to effectively ban Facebook's pared-back free Internet service is a major blow to the social network's plans, and may prompt... Read more
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The Economic Times
Telcos may cash in on loopholes in Trai regulation, warn expertsNEW DELHI: The regulator's decision to bar discriminatory pricing of data servi
Telcos may cash in on loopholes in Trai regulation, warn experts
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
NEW DELHI: The regulator's decision to bar discriminatory pricing of data services does not cover products offered on closed communication networks, leading some experts to fear that companies such as Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm could... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Indian telecom regulator blocks Facebook's Free Basics serviceMotorists ride past a billboard displaying Facebook Inc's Free Basics initiativ
Indian telecom regulator blocks Facebook's Free Basics service
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 2 days ago
Motorists ride past a billboard displaying Facebook Inc's Free Basics initiative in Mumbai in this December 30, 2015 file photo. (Reuters photo) Mumbai: Facebook Inc's plans for expansion in India have suffered a major setback. After the company... Read more
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The Economic Times
Experts ask Trai to cover major loopholes in its decision on differential pricingNEW DELHI: The regulator's decision to bar discriminatory pricing of data servi
Experts ask Trai to cover major loopholes in its decision on differential pricing
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
NEW DELHI: The regulator's decision to bar discriminatory pricing of data services does not cover products offered on closed communication networks, leading some experts to fear that companies such as Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm could... Read more
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The Economic Times
Focus now on key concerns at core of net neutrality debate, says Trai chairman RS SharmaNEW DELHI: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad welcomed the regulator's move b
Focus now on key concerns at core of net neutrality debate, says Trai chairman RS Sharma
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
NEW DELHI: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad welcomed the regulator's move barring discriminatory pricing of data services, saying net neutrality was essential for the success of the government's Digital India initiative. Telecom Regulatory... Read more
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The Hindu
Adhering to basics and freedomThe Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has to be commended for battin
Adhering to basics and freedom
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has to be commended for batting unambiguously for net neutrality, the principle of non-discrimination that is vital for the Internet to remain an open platform. Its decision was made clear on Monday... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
India hits the neutral gear Trai is passing a ruling against Free Basics and Airtel’s zero rating plan.
India hits the neutral gear
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
Trai is passing a ruling against Free Basics and Airtel’s zero rating plan. Netizens fell prey to social media giants, claiming to connect Indians through the Internet. Called the Free Basics campaign — the first step by... Read more
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Business Standard India
Net Neutrality: Trai order gives start-ups premium reliefSmaller start-ups feared they might have to pay premium if differential pricing
Net Neutrality: Trai order gives start-ups premium relief
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
Smaller start-ups feared they might have to pay premium if differential pricing was allowed by the telecom regulatorSmaller start-ups feared they might have to pay premium if differential... Read more
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Business Standard India
Net Neutrality: Will not give up on connecting India, says Mark ZuckerbergHe said the social media firm was still committed to breaking down barriers to
Net Neutrality: Will not give up on connecting India, says Mark Zuckerberg
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
He said the social media firm was still committed to breaking down barriers to connectivity in India and around the worldHe said the social media firm was still committed to... Read more
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Business Standard India
Airtel Zero wasn't marketed well, says Mittal JrThe platform, which the largest telecom service provider had unveiled briefly,
Airtel Zero wasn't marketed well, says Mittal Jr
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
The platform, which the largest telecom service provider had unveiled briefly, was withdrawn because of strong criticismThe platform, which the largest telecom service provider had unveiled briefly, was... Read more
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dna
Net Neutrality: Trai warns of stricter action beyond fine for discriminatory data ratesHaving barred discriminatory pricing of data services, the regulator Trai on Tu
Net Neutrality: Trai warns of stricter action beyond fine for discriminatory data rates
dna / Posted 2 days ago
Having barred discriminatory pricing of data services, the regulator Trai on Tuesday warned of much stricter action against errant telecom operators if the existing penalty provision fails to tame them. "It's not like that, that you can violate and... Read more
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Mashable
Why India rejected Facebook's Free BasicsWhat's This?Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, speaks next to Facebook
Why India rejected Facebook's Free Basics
Mashable / Posted 2 days ago
What's This?Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, speaks next to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook in Menlo Park, California on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Image: Jeff Chiu/Associated Press It's hard to remember, but things looked good for... Read more
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