Net Neutrality report by Telecom Ministry on May 9

Bharti Airtel LogoThe debates on Airtel Zero is expanding to new heights. The Government has set up an expert panel to examine the issue of ‘Net Neutrality’, which will release its findings on 9th May.

According to Telecom Minister Ravi Sankar Prasad, a committee comprising of the senior government official was already formed in January to study on net neutrality. “Way back in January itself, I have also constituted a committee headed by senior government officials of the Telecom Ministry to give me a report on the whole gamut of net neutrality objective, its benefits, advantages and limitations including the regulatory and technical issues,” he said.

He refused to comment more stating that the Government is awaiting the report to take an informed decision on net neutrality. Meanwhile, TRAI has also raised a consultation paper online to gather more opinions on the same. Being an advisory body of the Government, the Ministry of Telecom will also await for TRAI’s conclusions.

Net neutrality has been creating waves in the country since January. It has now been spread more, with Airtel’s launch of Zero plan for marketing apps. The issue took rage through social media, corporate leaders, politicians and film stars.

Major telecom players such as Reliance Communications and Uninor have struck deals with Facebook, Whatsapp, and Wikipedia to offer free usage to consumers.

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mausam singh
April 14, 2015 8:24 am 8:24 AM

Airtel platinum is on 900mhz. If you check the specifications then you’ll see that most of the devices support support 900mhz wcdma/umts mode… And I doubt that e72 also does that. So it’s latching on top Vodafone’s network. It’s my view.

Sayantan
April 14, 2015 12:56 am 12:56 AM
Offtopic:Recently Airtel started their so called platinum 3G in Kolkata,Voice clarity is no doubt crystal clear but one thing I wanna share.On UMTS only mode when selecting Automatic network and browsing the internet,whether on pc or mobile,its switching to Vodafone network(through ICRA).But on selecting Airtel 3G manually,Airtel 3G tower is being shown but internet is not getting connected.I have downloaded fresh internet settings but stiil its not working,be it on PC or Mobile.Does that mean AIRTEL IS PLAYING THE FOOL?This thing is not noticeable on an android phone but since I am using a nokia E72,I could notice this. I… Read more »
Faruk Kadir
April 14, 2015 8:19 am 8:19 AM

For mine no there is no problem while selecting the network manually.

Sayantan
April 14, 2015 12:23 pm 12:23 PM

Yeah,the issue has been resolved.Their was some problem with their server.But speed is not going above 4 mbps…i have tested while writing this comment at night.Also,they have stopped cell info completely.

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