Slovenian telecom regulator orders mobile operators to stop zero-rating
Slovenian regulator has found that zero-rating internet apps is violating the non-discrimination clause of the Slovenian national net neutrality law.
On the 23rd January 2015 AKOS, the Slovenian telecom watchdog ordered Slovenia’s largest mobile operators Telekom Slovenije and Si.mobil to stop the practice of zero-rating data consumption of specific internet services, such as the zero-rated Deezer music streaming service of Telekom Slovenije. According to the analysis of AKOS the practice of zero-rating violates the net neutrality provisions of the Slovenian national electronic communications law.
As of today, in the European Union net neutrality is enshrined in law in Slovenia and The Netherlands.
For more context and details on the Slovenian decision visit this blog post (in English) » Click here
Rewheel's consultants explaining the implications of zero-rating in The Economist (GE Look ahead, 20 January 2015) » Click here
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