November 29th, 2017 9:51 PM 37 COMMENTS

Net Neutrality: Trai’s Proposal to Exempt Content Delivery Networks to Benefit Jio and Airtel

Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel are most likely to benefit from the telecom regulator's recommendation to exempt Content Delivery Networks (CDN) out of the net neutrality regulation, according to sector analysts. Trai had on Tuesday suggested to exempt CDNs within a telco’s own network from any restrictions on non-discriminatory treatment as part of its larger net neutrality recommendations. Analysts say that both Reliance Jio and Airtel are largely integrated telcos... Read More

November 28th, 2017 1:47 PM 14 COMMENTS

Trai Issues its Recommendations On Net Neutrality; Says Internet Should be Non-Discriminatory

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) today issued its long overdue recommendations on Net Neutrality in India. The regulator has asserted that there should not be any intervention of equal access to the internet to everyone, irrespective of the content. Trai has noted that the licensing terms should be amplified to provide explicit restrictions on any discrimination in internet access based on content. "Content would include all content, applications,... Read More

August 31st, 2017 7:09 AM 1 COMMENTS

Trai May Send Its Recommendations on Net Neutrality to the Government in a Month

The telecom regulator Chairman RS Sharma today admitted that the regulator is looking to send its recommendations on net neutrality to the government in a month. The Trai today completed its open house discussions held in three cities including Delhi today, where it received views from multiple stakeholders since the consultation paper was issued. Even though some carriers and content providers continue to express conflicting views towards the campaign, Trai... Read More

May 19th, 2016 10:40 PM 9 COMMENTS

Trai considers allowing free Internet within Net Neutrality via new consultation paper

The Indian telecom regulator, Trai, has come up with a new consultation paper on Net Neutrality to explore various models to provide customers with free internet within the purview of net neutrality. In a consultation paper, the Trai, said, "The consultation paper (on free data) is being issued to explore model(s) that could achieve benefits of offering free data while avoiding the ingenuity that the differential tariff regulation is meant... Read More

February 8th, 2016 5:28 PM 42 COMMENTS

Net Neutrality wins! TRAI against differential pricing, to charge penalty of Rs 50,000/day for breach of rules

In a big blow to Free Basics and Airtel Zero platforms, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today announced that no service provider will be allowed to offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content. In what could be a major win for net neutrality in the country, the telecom regulator said that a penalty of Rs 50,000 a day, capped at Rs 50 lakh,... Read More

April 27th, 2015 4:18 PM 15 COMMENTS

TRAI under DDoS attack after leaking email id’s of users who spoke against net neutrality

The ongoing battle for net neutrality has taken a new turn as a group that calls itself AnonOpsIndia on Twitter has hacked the TRAI website. the opindia_revenge handle has already warned almost an hour ago that it will be taking down the TRAI website and it seems that the group indeed did so. This move comes after TRAI had made public the contact details of all the people who had... Read More

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