Here are five key takeaways from the TRAI verdict on banning differential pricing.
TRAI's decision to ban differential pricing and take steps to keep it at bay has been received commendable response.
In the meeting held today, TRAI has made its stand clear that "no company to offer/charge discriminatory tariffs for data on basis of content". This move is a big win for net neutrality.
Now, a report by BusinessInsider reveals that Paytm Founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, was among the many founders that Mark Zuckerberg spoke to over a phone call.
Some can be really tenacious and Facebook sure makes it to the list! Facebook continues to push its ‘Free Basics’ to India.
Amid debate over zero-rating plans and telecom firms offering discounted tariffs for accessing certain websites, Trai on Wednesday come out with a consultation paper seeking views if such differential pricing should be allowed.
Vineeta Dixit from Google's public policy and government relations team has written to IAMAI for removal of any mention of 'Zero Rating' from its submission to the Department of Telecom.
The government on Friday reiterated its commitment to provide non-discriminatory access to Internet for all in the country and stick to the ‘fundamental principles’ of Net neutrality.
The Competition Commission is not looking into the issue of Net neutrality as of now because sectoral regulator Trai is yet to finalise its views on it, CCI member M S Sahoo said on Monday.
Telecom Department suggests it won't regulate OTT services, but will regulate internet calls via apps
The telecom department in its report on net neutrality has recommended against regulating any OTT services, but has called for a 'regulatory oversight' on apps offering local calls just like telcos.
The US has backed India's stand on Internet governance, saying both countries share a common vision of ensuring every global citizen has a say in decision-making on the subject.
Amid long-running debate on net neutrality, fair trade watchdog Competition Commission chairman Ashok Chawla on Wednesday said it is a policy issue and sectoral regulator Trai has to first take a stand in this regard.He said it will look into the matter when it will come to Competition Commission of India (CCI).
A Parliamentary Committee will discuss the controversial issue of net neutralityat a meeting where officials of telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone and Ideaare expected to present their views.
As net neutrality debate rages on, TRAI today said it does not intend to police the internet but there are three unexceptional principles including 'no blocking' which are not debatable.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has said it will not display addresses if users specifically state so in their counter comments.
A background note by DoT to the six-member panel talks about the need for specific measures relevant in the Indian context including factors like increased broadband availability, competitive environment and low telecom tariff, adds the report.
Net Neutrality: Govt will strive for 'non-discriminatory availability' of Internet, says telecom minister
The government stands for net neutrality and will ensure a non-discriminatory internet is available.
Now, the team at savetheinternet.in, with its several members from startups, have drafted an open letter to PM Narendra Modi.
European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog has said, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure.