The mobile communication have benn changing and the calls and text messages are replaced by chats on WhatsApp and Messenger. These two apps belongs to the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerbeg, and although some carriers have some fear of an dicrease on their profits, Zuckerbeg already said at the MWC 2015 that Facebook isn’t a potential threat to this business.
According to Facebook founder:
We are different from the carriers we try to connect people with other people. (…) It’s very important to never lose out of sight that who allows this are the carriers. We are looknig for to work with you and allo to help you making a little better your jobs, making more money and connecting more people.
He also explained that because the carriers businesses are more interested in data planes all of this colaboration could be with this, once the Facebook, WhatsApp and Messenger apps increase the use of data. This could be a great deal for both sides.
Awhile ago Facebook started the Internet.org which aims to give free internet access and it’s already in six countries and for Zuckerberg this could also be a great thing carriers. As they are using these free services, later they could change for a pay service.
Knowing the carriers true opinion Mark Zuckergerg went to MWC with some major global operators executives, like the Millicom International Cellular commissary that explains that since the beginning of the Internet.org in January,2015 the increase of pay data in Colombia was 50%.