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Zero-rated data tests EU stance on net neutrality

Monday 12 December 2016 | 15:12 CET | Author: Corina Schultz | Market Commentary
The first test cases of the EU net neutrality legislation have reached the news in the past week, and the focus is on whether zero-rated mobile data for specific apps can be allowed. As in many things in the EU, the various countries are far from united, with some regulators saying zero-rating is not allowed and others allowing such offers to go ahead. While the interpretation of net neutrality in the EU clearly needs some time yet, operators are pushing ahead with a concept they already perfected in the postpaid market: getting consumers to pay for more than they need.

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