Facebook's Free Basics platform is no longer in India
Hello buddies !! A very interesting and useful thought of Facebook came to an end. Yeah !!! All the free internet users would get worried more because of the sad story.Trai concluded with a disappointing decision that no more free Facebook support will be in India. This could be a great disappointing decision for zuckerberg because even after a lot work towards the free internet the ending ought to be a tragedy .
Know the complete reason why Facebook has withdrawn its free basics service from India .
Facebook has withdrawn its Free Basics service from India, after the country's telecom regulator banned discriminatory pricing for different data services on Feb. 8.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 company, which had been promoting Free Basics as a "free" platform to connect Indians to the Internet, through an extensive campaign.
Free Basics is no longer available to people in India. This decisions comes after an announcement by its telecom partner Reliance Communications, that Free Basics would be a paid platform.
In December, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had asked Reliance to temporarily suspend its Free Basics services, until the regulator had completed its consultation procedure on differential pricing for data. On Feb. 8, TRAI finally barred the program along with zero offering, a decision that was guided by the "principles of net neutrality."
On Monday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had said that while he was "disappointed" by the decision, the company's "mission" continues. In a Facebook post, he wrote that it was "committed to keep working to break down barriers to connectivity in India and around the world." He further added that "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."