All registered students and staff who make use of Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom networks that access key website/specific URLs that are hosted within UKZN’s network will be zero rated. The terms and conditions from the service providers are very clear in the type of content that can be served from these zero-rated websites.
The following are zero-rated resources.
Users are encouraged to use the Global Protect Client when connecting to UKZN resources.
In addition to the security benefit of using the VPN services and accessing electronic resources that are not available on the public Internet, another benefit is the mobile data savings. The first 500MB of any traffic type per day per subscriber will be zero rated. Thereafter, data consumed will be deducted from the remaining data balance on your SIM card. No Video intensive applications are allowed, and usage is restricted to 500 MB per subscriber per day. For the purposes of interacting with educational material that is hosted on these servers, this should be sufficient.
This initiative means that subscribers will not be charged when they visit these specific UKZN sites.
UKZN Library site
Students and Staff are able to browse databases, e-books, journal articles and other Library resources on the Library site, without incurring data charges on the mobile networks as detailed, however, data charges apply when Students and Staff want to download e-books, journal articles, presentations, videos etc. that is not linked to the UKZN domain (not a UKZN site). Data charges will also apply when students or staff are streaming YouTube videos that are embedded on the library website.
Catalogue: Students and Staff are able to browse the catalogue without incurring data charges on the mobile networks as detailed, however, data charges apply when Students and Staff want to download documents, articles, video presentations etc. that is not linked to the UKZN domain (not a UKZN site).