"We recently had a ruling in India that says there should be no differential pricing for services, even if you are trying to give some basic services for free, that's not going to be allowed. So, that's disappointing for the mission of what we are trying to connect people and is a major setback in India," Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said here last night in his keynote address at the Mobile World Congress.
He said that in India to connect people, Facebook will focus on different programmes such as parts of internet.org and wants to work with all operators.
"In India, we are going to focus on different programmes, so there are parts of internet.org that we are focused on... we want to work with all the operators there," Zuckerberg said.
He added that the move will lower data prices and as equipment gets cheaper, it will also help rollout networks in areas where previously it was not economical so that more people will be able to get on to the Internet.