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Zero-rated internet services: What is to be done?

Type of Resource:
Policy brief

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- Challenges
- Solutions or Strategies
- Trends

- Internet Access, Affordability And Use

Author(s): Ariel Futter and Alison Gillwald

Trends: there is potential for the expansion of zero-rating practices in South Africa. Usage of zero-rating has taken off among ISPs and mobile operators worldwide. Challenge: the price of data was a major barrier to internet uptake. Local market forces might make Internet.org and other zero-rated applications more appealing than they would be in countries where greater shares of the population already have access. Solutions: regulatory bodies must guard against the possibility that operators will rely on zerorating as a part of their business models


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Country of Study:
South Africa,

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