Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a big effort to appease telecom operators when he spoke at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday.
Zuckerberg emphasized that it is the telecom companies working to connect the world, not Facebook.
"We are different from operators, we are trying to help people connect with other people," Zuckerberg said. "It's really important to not lose sight of the fact that the ones that are driving this are the operators."
Zuckerberg has emphasized that his company's primary goal is to connect billions more people to the Internet all around the world.
However, the telecom companies that build the infrastructure for the Internet are still skeptical. Some telecom operators argue that while companies like Facebook and Google benefit from mass connectivity, the operators that invest in building the networks get left behind because tech companies build apps like WhatsApp that help people communicate for free.