Comprehensive report from Zero-rating session at IGF2015 is out

“A dialogue on zero-rating and network neutrality” was the title of one of the main sessions of the IGF2015, held in Joao Pessoa in Brazil in mid-November. A comprehensive report from the session is now available at the IGF website. The report summarises discussions led on four levels: the needs for more research on the effects of the zero-rating models, especially in developing countries; understanding different types of zero-rating and possible alternative approaches; exploring case-studies and current approaches to zero-rating in various countries; and identifying harms and benefits of zero-rating for economic growth, openness and online rights.