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Stakeholders Given More Time To Submit Feedback On Net Neutrality Rules By TRAI

Lawstreet Journal 1 Feb 2020 6:32pm

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has postponed the date for stakeholders for sending in suggestions on its consultation paper from January 30, 2020 to February 13, 2020. On January 2, 2020, TRAI released a consultation paper on issues related to traffic management practice which said that the Indian telecom sector is subjected to one of the highest taxes in the world. As per the latest numbers available with TRAI, the total number of telephone subscribers were 1,175.88 million at the end of November 2019. Further, India has a total of 665.31 million internet subscribers, out of which, wired internet subscribers are 21.6 million and wireless internet subscribers are 643.6 million. The latest paper released by TRAI suggests a mechanism for reasonable Internet traffic management to ensure that quality of service remains the same for all users while preserving the security of networks and providing for emergency services. The paper also says that there should be provisions to implement court orders and government directions, as long as they are transparent and their impact on users is declared. The paper focuses on Net Neutrality and says that Interent Service Providers (ISPs) do not have the power to discriminate against certain companies, types of content or users. For the uninitiated, net neutrality is the principle which says that the quality of service should be the same for all users, regardless of which services they access or which digital partners they have employed as their service providers. Net neutrality principles approved by the telecom… Continue Reading...

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