Govt net neutrality report backs WhatsApp, Viber, Skype

July 19, 2015

internet1The news is both good and bad for users of free online messaging services like WhatsApp, Viber, Hike, and Skype, and worrisome for social media giant Facebook.

A high-level government committee supports the free-messaging services and goes to the extent of saying all impediments in their path must be removed.However, its report, put out on the web on Thursday, says voice calls made using the internet do not adhere to regulation, leaving telecom service providers —Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and others — at a disadvantage because they have to follow licence norms.Source

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