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Hungary uses net neutrality rules to ban zero rating

Hungary’s National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) has invoked the EU net neutrality rules to order the country’s largest fixed and mobile operator Magyar Telekom to cease zero rating selected over the top (OTT) internet video services for its mobile users, reports TeleGeography. “Telekom’s ‘Unlimited TV & Film’ option allows 24-hour unlimited access to the mobile/OTT TV Go and HBO Go services with no data traffic being deducted from the user’s package allowance (nor any data usage threshold triggering a slowdown in speed). The NMHH decided that Telekom ‘discriminated’ against competing OTT internet-based video services in violation of the EU net neutrality rules, which it said were applicable because the service was delivered over the public internet, rather than being a managed video service.” Read more

  • Monday, 12 December 2016

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