Recently Indian Telecom Authority TRAI has blocked Facebook’s Free Basics , which was against net neutrality. TRAI has also banned mobile carriers and broadband services to charge customers for particular services in India. Under Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016, “no service provider shall offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content.”
Free Basics and other Zero-Rated Internet service are Dead
With this latest news, facebook free basics is dead in India along with other zero-rated services. Zero rated service which was very common in India like Whatsapp pack which means user can access to some websites and apps without utilizing any of their data allowance. Under this new TRAI update all the zero rated service should be banned in India.
Facebook Free basics which was another similar plan like internet.org. Few days ago facebook launched a Free Basics Campaign on Facebook which allow’s user to send their support to TRAI but they failed to make i real. They had also launched SMS campaign for Free Basics but in the last minute they lost around 400 crores in this campaign and TRAI blocked their new service in India.
Facebook Free Basics means user can get access to some websites and portals like Wikipedia, BBC News, AccuWeather, Bing, and various health websites, and Facebook on Reliance network Which is Against net Neutrality. If someone provides their content for free then of course all the user will move to their websites. If you can access facebook messenger for free of cost then you don’t need other messaging app and other messing app wouldn’t be able to to upsurge in this trap so that’s why its violate the net Neutrality.
TRAI Bans Facebook’s Free Basics Internet Service in India after this socking news Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg says Connecting India is an important goal we won’t give up on, because more than a billion people in India don’t have access to the internet. We know that connecting them can help lift people out of poverty, create millions of jobs and spread education opportunities. We care about these people, and that’s why we’re so committed to connecting them. My question is Mark do you really care about India??? Read here the full story…..