Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Zuckerberg cosies up to telcos but tension remains

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom, in Barcelona
Tuesday 03 March 15

Facebook founder insists Internet.org initiative will be profitable for operator partners, but some remain sceptical.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg extended the hand of friendship to mobile operators at Mobile World Congress on Monday, recognising their efforts in rolling out infrastructure. However, signs of some tension between the operator community and the social network remained. Mobile operators are doing a good job when it comes to extending connectivity to remote areas, but it's a task that doesn't come cheap, Zuckerberg said…

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg extended the hand of friendship to mobile operators at Mobile World Congress on Monday, recognising their efforts in rolling out infrastructure. However, signs of some tension between the operator community and the social network remained. Mobile operators are doing a good job when it comes to extending connectivity to remote areas, but it's a task that doesn't come cheap, Zuckerberg said…

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