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Sunil Mittal calls it right: what Zuck is doing with Internet.org isn’t philanthropy

Taking on Mark Zuckerberg's ambitious Internet.org, Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Mittal said that the service will only serve Facebook at an event in the Mobile World Congress, reports the Press Trust of India. "He (Zuckerberg) is saying that make Internet.org lite version of Facebook free of data charge, so that people will upgrade. People will come to internet for the first time. The point is that it is self-serving for them," Mittal said. "I told him (Zuckerberg) that you are right that this (internet.org) expands the market. At the end, you must understand that we (telecom operators) need to charge you for something. SMSes have gone more or less, voice is going down and they (Facebook) recognise that," Mittal said in a media interaction. "If you are going to make the data free, then let's do completely philanthropic projects. Government must make…

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