Operators have been demanding that app-based calling and messaging services should be brought under the licensing regime.
Telecom regulator Trai extended the last date for comments on the contentious Net neutrality by a month to March 15.
Net neutrality rules imposed by the FCC in 2015 require broadband providers to treat all data equally.
TRAI has invited public views on the contentious net neutrality issue to finalise a framework for the same.
US President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of experts to focus on new policies at the Federal Communications Commission.
TRAI is in the process of examining the problem of automatic video advertisements that buffer and use internet data on a website without the explicit authorisation of a consumer.
Net Neutrality: The department of telecommunications has said that it will take a holistic view on the subject only once Trai submits its recommendations.
The process opens up scope for those applications or platforms that promise to provide free data without the intention of ‘gate-keeping’ consumers on content access.
TRAI has floated a new consultation paper on the issue of Net Neutrality looking at the issue of ‘Free Data’, and zero-rating platforms without TSP control.
Bharti Airtel has sought views on whether it could provide an exclusive video service using intranet, without flouting the differential pricing norms.
Net neutrality essentially means no discriminatory treatment by Internet service providers in terms of applications and content that are carried through them.
To speak of technology is to speak of human life and living.
Vodafone Group chief Vittorio Colao has spoken his mind on Facebook’s Free Basics, saying it was helping just “one dominant player” in India.
TRAI Chairman R S Sharma talks about the Net neutrality debate and explains the regulatory body’s reasons for ruling out differential pricing for data services, says he wouldn’t describe telecom companies presenting their arguments as ‘pressure’, and explains what they are doing to tackle the problem of call drops
Sharma’s statement is important since the regulation that came into effect on February 8, while barring operators from offering differential data tariffs.