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Zero-rating needs a hero – DT’s StreamOn under fire again

Another blow has been dealt in the perpetual bashing of zero-rated video streaming services as Deutsche Telekom was ordered to make fundamental changes to its StreamOn offering after a court ruled against the German giant – again. We called it, way back in October 2017 when Deutsche Telekom fell into the same trap as the BingeOn service from its US counterpart T-Mobile, almost immediately after StreamOn’s launch. Notoriously stringent German regulators accused the service of violating net neutrality regulations but despite desperate cries from consumer advocacy groups to shutter StreamOn permanently, the service has survived by adhering to a maze of rules and regulations hell-bent on tripping up the operator. These consumer advocates have waged a concerted campaign against it,…

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