A couple months of ago, the prevailing industry sentiment was that content providers would not subsidize mobile data usage.

However, according to AT&T, some content providers are asking for ‘toll-free’ data plans. They want AT&T to charge application developers for data consumed by customers.

Other industry news is that AT&T may consider charging for FaceTime usage over its network.

Could the ecosystem paradigm that governs interdependencies among content providers, app developers and mobile network operators be shifting?

-Anna Yong