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Telecom regulator TRAI to unveil discussion paper on net neutrality by month-end

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Telecom regulator Trai today said it will bring out a consultation paper on Net Neutrality, and separately also firm-up its views on the issue of Free Data by the end of the month. “For net neutrality, the pre-consultation has happened and we are now in the process of firming-up the final cons...

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TRAI floats pre-consultation paper on net neutrality

Telecom regulator Trai on Monday issued pre-consultation paper on net neutrality, a topic that had kicked up dust earlier this year over platforms like Facebook’s Free Basics and Airtel Zero as well as attempts to charge certain Internet services, including calls. Seeking to put in place an ov...

30 May, 2016 | More »

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

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...

20 May, 2016 | More »

Net neutrality: TRAI to decide on spectrum, data pricing by next week

Telecom regulator Trai will firm up its view on spectrum price for the next round of auction and differential pricing of data, which is central to the Net neutrality issue, by the end of this month. “We will finalise recommendations on spectrum price by the end of this month… even on dif...

20 January, 2016 | More »

Net Neutrality: TRAI, Facebook spar over responses to consultation paper

In yet another face-off, Facebook and TRAI are sparring over responses to a consultation paper on differential pricing for data services submitted via the social networking giant’s campaign with the regulator saying only a tenth of responses claimed were actually received. Releasing number of ...

13 January, 2016 | More »

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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 »

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Differential pricing violates net neutrality, says IAMAI

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has opposed differential pricing for data services on the grounds that it violates the principles of net neutrality. The industry group said also that even the pricing models suggested by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in a discussion p...

31 December, 2015 | More »

Net Neutrality: TRAI receives 600K comments on second consultation paper

Telecom regulator TRAI has received around six lakh comments on its consultation paper over ‘Differential Pricing for Data Services’ — one of the important issues under net neutrality principles. “Till Thursday, Trai received about 5,40,000 comments. These comments have suddenly come and mos...

21 December, 2015 | More »

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TRAI paper: Facebook says Free Basics is non-discriminatory

Defending its ‘Free Basics’ initiative, Facebook today said programmes that help people connect should not be halted or limited. The reaction of Facebook comes against the backdrop of sectoral regulator Trai coming out with a consultation paper on differential pricing for data services, ...

10 December, 2015 | More »

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TRAI extends public consultation on mobile data services rules

Telecom regulator TRAI has extended the last date for seeking comments on its draft rules for mobile Internet services to May 26. The regulator issued draft rules following receipt of several complaints from consumers relating to anomalies in charging of data services. “On request of the stakehold...

13 May, 2015 | More »

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