E-Commerce giant Filpkart pulls out of Airtel zero today to support Net Neutrality in India. This great move of Flipkart gave a big boost in Net Neutrality campaign running in India. The battle for net neutrality got a boost on Tuesday with e-commerce giant Flipkart pulling out of the Airtel Zero platform, with which it had recently partnered.
commerce major Flipkart has pulled out of the service. “We are committed to the larger cause of net neutrality,” Flipkart said in a statement.
We at Flipkart have always strongly believed in the concept of net neutrality, for we exist because of the Internet. Over the past few days, there has been a great amount of debate, both internally and externally, on the topic of zero rating, and we have a deeper understanding of the implications Says Flipkart.
What is Airtel Zero :
Airtel Zero allows customers to access certain apps and websites without paying data charges as long as the makers of those apps and services pay Airtel for this free access.
Experts argue that this goes against the concept of net neutrality, which deems that all data on the internet is equal and should not be discriminated against.