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Trai mulls ways to offer free internet without violating net neutrality norms

Friday, May 20, 2016 | More »

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has floated a consultation paper that explores models through which service providers would be able to offer free data within the net neutrality framework, months after barring platforms like Facebook’s Free Basics and Airtel Zero under its differential...


Decoding TRAI’s ruling on net neutrality

On Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a regulation and associated explanatory memorandum prohibiting discriminatory tariff for data services. This has elicited interest and responses from all over the world. We watched the Facebook stock price curiously over that per...

11 February, 2016 | More »


TRAI debars differential pricing, backs net neutrality

In a major boost to the proponents of net neutrality, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has banned differential pricing of data services. In other words, internet service providers cannot vary their tariffs on the basis of the type of content accessed by users. Simply put, net neutral...

8 February, 2016 | More »


Why call drops are music to iBus’ ears

Call drops and poor or intermittent internet connectivity on smartphones have become so much of a bane today that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has ordered telecom companies to pay customers Re 1 for each call that gets dropped. Bangalore-based iBus Networks & Infrastructure P...

5 February, 2016 | More »


Net Neutrality: Facebook generates 80% replies to TRAI paper

As Trai gears up to frame the Net Neutrality rules, telecom operators have favoured differential pricing for data services even as nearly 80 per cent replies to the regulator’s consultation process follow the Facebook ‘templates’ for its controversy-ridden Free Basics platform. Whi...

9 January, 2016 | More »


India’s telephone subscriber base ended just short of 1B mark at the end of April: TRAI

The total telephone subscriber base in the country rose marginally to reach 999.71 million at the end of April, on the back of growth in wireless users, sectoral regulator TRAI said. The telephone subscriber base stood at 996.49 million at the end of March, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRA...

17 June, 2015 | More »


Telecom regulator TRAI faces flak over public release of names & email ids of people posting suggestions over net neutrality

Telecom regulator Trai today faced flak on the social media including Twitter for making public names and email ids of one million people who have submitted their comments on Net Neutrality. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on March 27 had floated a consultation paper on putting in p...

27 April, 2015 | More »


Proposed net neutrality policy is deterrent to India’s startup culture, say entrepreneurs

Telecom operators would stifle innovation on the internet if the sector regulator backs their quest to provide free access to certain applications while charging a premium for others, India’s leading startups believe. Internet firms such as Zomato, Appiness Interactive, Spotwrks Technologies and o...

14 April, 2015 | More »


TRAI releases paper on virtual network operators

Sectoral regulator Trai today released a pre-consultation paper on virtual network operators (VNO), which offer services by tying up with existing operators without buying spectrum. The Department of Telecom (DoT) had sought Trai’s recommendations for delinking of licences for networks from de...

3 September, 2014 | More »