Tag: Net neutrality

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The Bigger Picture: Benefits of TRAI’s Ban on Differential Pricing Based on Content

As the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) ruling, dated 8th February, 2016, on differential data pricing has temporarily settled the long standing debate concerning net neutrality in India, which has been covered in our previous post, we shall analyse the positive outcomes of the said ruling for the businesses in India. Before we begin the analysis, let us briefly revisit the concepts of ‘net neutrality’ and ‘differential pricing’. Net neutrality is a concept that aims at ensuring…

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TRAI’s Net Neutrality Regulation: How will this impact existing services?

On 8th February, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released regulations and an associated explanation memorandum prohibiting discriminatory tariff for data services. We had earlier posted about the decision of TRAI here.  In this post, we are analysing how the decision affects the existing services offered by various Telecom Service Providers (TSP) such as Airtel Zero, Free Basics and specific data packs. What is Net Neutrality? Network Neutrality is the principle that states that the entire…

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Net Neutrality wins: How TRAI empowered the consumers

  In a major win to net neutrality advocates the telecom watchdog Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) barred telecom service providers from charging differential rates for data services, which put an end to the robust Free Basics service marketing launched by Facebook and Airtel Zero platform by Airtel in its present form. TRAI, sensing the need of the hour based on the huge cry for net neutrality by its activists and Facebook’s robust marketing of its ambitious project Free Basics,…

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