Several IT companies have expressed concerns over possible net neutrality violation due to regulator TRAI’s proposal to explore models to provide free data, while telecom operators have questioned the move.
Telecom operators have supported differential pricing for data usage for accessing different websites, applications or platforms as they feel it is critical for promoting innovation in the Internet eco-system and bringing more people online.
The operators, which had flagged various issues regarding implementation of the regulations, warned that mobile tariffs would go up if they were forced to pay for dropped calls.
A day before the EGoM is scheduled to meet under Chidambaram's chairmanship, the AUSPI letter makes a strong pitch for going ahead with refarming.
The incumbent telecom operators claim they will lose Rs 60,000-70,000 crore if their 900 Mhz spectrum is taken away and they have to rebid
In strongly worded letters both Montek Singh Ahluwalia and AUSPI, a lobby for CDMA service providers have objected to the EGoM's recommendation to charge a one-time fee for excess spectrum allocations.
The telecom operator bodies have affirmed in their letter to the DoT that certain technical problems have limited the ban only to prepaid connections...
Reports about the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recommendations
Even as telecom regulator is dusting up a new telecom policy, shadow-boxing continues on whether one needs an exit policy for the sector.
Telecom companies using both GSM and CDMA technology are wondering why the government is asking the SC to decide on the legality of their licences.