More than 600,000 mobile network customers of German telco Deutsche Telekom have opted for zero rating service StreamOn since its launch in April 2017.
StreamOn enables customers to use selected video and audio streaming services without reducing the high-speed data volume included in their tariffs. In the past four weeks, around 100,000 new customers were added, according to Telekom.
On December 1, 2017, further 10 video and 27 audio streaming services were added to StreamOn which now has a total of 153 partners. The new services include Fashion TV, Horizon Go, T-Online.de, Videobuster and YouTube Kids.
“Each provider of legal audio and video content can become our partner, there is no discrimination. This is illustrated by the monthly increase in the number of both large and small partners,” said Michael Hagspihl managing director of the consumer business department of Telekom Deutschland.
StreamOn has been disputed since its launch. Consumer protectors accuse Telekom of violating net neutrality and creating a two-class internet. In its recent decision regarding StreamOn, federal network agency Bundesnetzagentur concluded that zero rating services are generally permitted, but details of the tariff break net neutrality and roaming rules.