Facebook might be held in contempt of court for refusing to carry out the surveillance request.
The TRAI's recommendations will come at a time when there is a debate raging over net neutrality globally.
Illegal phone exchanges via a computer network and allegedly being used by Pakistani intelligence agencies have been busted in Latur, police said
India tops the list of countries that use WhatsApp video calling with 50 million video calls per day
India accounts to about 50 million of the total 340 million WhatsApp video calling minutes per day.
The Delhi High Court today sought a response from the government on a plea seeking regulation of call services over the internet provided by 'Facebook' and 'WhatsApp'.
Idea Cellular has announced the launch of 'Digital Idea', a digital services platform to provide digital content to its users in the launch event here in Mumbai.
WhatsApp will start the roll-out of 'Video Calling' in coming weeks in stages. The company was working on the video calling featured behind in closed beta test since last 4-5 months.
TRAI’s Consultation Paper on Internet Telephony (VOIP) was released on 22 June, and finally closed on the 13th of this month.
TRAI has asked stakeholders to comment on a number of key questions on introducing regulations, features and a numbering system to VoIP services.
Trai had promised to come out with a paper dealing with these as well. Trai has now issued a pre-consultation paper on net neutrality. The paper has invited comments from all stakeholders on three broad issues. The first is to establish reasonable traffic management principles, the second is to determine the core principles of net neutrality, and the third is the regulation of VoIP OTT Communication services.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will set inter-connection charges for voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) calls once the department of telecom (DoT)
The DoT panel report on Net Neutrality says that if you use Skype, Viber, WhatsApp or any other VoIP platform to call your friends or relatives living abroad, then you can continue to do so. VoIP calling abroad will continue to operate as it currently is. Unfortunately, there is a difference in the suggestion by the DoT panel report on domestic VoIP calls.
An official panel on net neutrality has proposed regulation of domestic calls on Internet-based apps like Skype, WhatsApp and Viber by putting them on par with services offered by telecom operators, a recommendation that came under immediate attack from industry bodies.
Sectoral regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is likely to come up with a consultation paper on over-the-top (OTT) players like Skype, Viber and Line
With mobile operators getting wary about messaging apps eating into their voice call earnings, Hike messenger says such services in fact can open a new ‘fat revenue stream’ for the full-fledged telecom firms.
Govt should not use VoIP services like Skype as they pose great security threats: Police to Madras HC
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like Skype cannot be allowed to be used by government agencies as they pose great security threats, the Additional Director General of Police has informed the Madras High Court.
Net neutrality advocates were up in arms as Airtel’s plans meant differential pricing for data service based on the app used.
The operator had earlier decided to charge VoIP calls on pay as you go basis, at standard data rates of 4 paise per 10 KB on 3G network and 10 paise per 10 KB on 2G network.