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  • Telecom sector set for action-packed 2017 Dec 25, 2016 12:52 PM IST

    Telecom sector set for action-packed 2017

    If anything, the high-voltage narrative of 2016 has left mobile subscribers craving for more in the coming year both in terms of tariffs which have touched new lows, and technology.

  • TRAI extends date for submitting views on net neutrality Jun 17, 2016 07:30 PM IST

    TRAI extends date for submitting views on net neutrality

    Telecom regulator TRAI has extended the last date for receiving comments from stakeholders on net neutrality to July 5

  • TRAI issues pre-consultation paper on net neutrality May 30, 2016 06:12 PM IST

    TRAI issues pre-consultation paper on net neutrality

    Telecom regulator TRAI issued pre-consultation paper on net neutrality, a topic that had kicked up dust earlier this year over platforms like Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero as well as attempts to charge certain Internet services, including calls.

  • Trai mulls ways for free Internet within Net neutrality May 19, 2016 06:38 PM IST

    Trai mulls ways for free Internet within Net neutrality

    The process opens up scope for those applications or platforms that promise to provide free data without the intention of 'gate-keeping' consumers on content access.

  • Trai's decision on data pricing shows popular will: Nirmala Feb 09, 2016 07:55 AM IST

    Trai's decision on data pricing shows popular will: Nirmala

    "Welcome Trai's decision on differential pricing. Favours open and equal Internet," Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in her tweets.

  • Trai to hold differential pricing discussion on Thursday Jan 19, 2016 03:37 PM IST

    Trai to hold differential pricing discussion on Thursday

    In a notification, Trai said "interested stakeholders are invited to participate" in open house discussion on its consultation paper on 'Differential Prices for Data Services'. The event will be held at PHD House in New Delhi.

  • Differential data pricing: Trai floats consultation paper Dec 09, 2015 08:24 PM IST

    Differential data pricing: Trai floats consultation paper

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said some plans introduced in the recent past amount to differential tariff plans that offer zero or discounted tariffs to certain content of select websites or applications or platforms.

  • DoT panel against Internet.org; ok with Airtel Zero Jul 05, 2015 02:55 PM IST

    DoT panel against Internet.org; ok with Airtel Zero

    A DoT panel on net neutrality is learnt to have opposed projects like Facebook's Internet.org, which allow access to certain websites without mobile data charges, while suggesting that similar plans such as Airtel Zero be allowed with prior clearance from Trai.

  • Panel report on Net neutrality to be made public soon Jun 02, 2015 07:30 PM IST

    Panel report on Net neutrality to be made public soon

    Net neutrality implies equal treatment be accorded to all internet traffic and no priority should be given to any person or entity or company based on payment, which is seen as discriminatory.

  • Net Neutrality: COAI's campaign gains support of 40L people May 03, 2015 03:59 PM IST

    Net Neutrality: COAI's campaign gains support of 40L people

    The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that the "support" has come through SMSes and voice calls made as part of this campaign over the past week and "the entire mobile number database of supporters is auditable on request by the appropriate agency"

  • Assocham wants ‘Indian‘ version for net neutrality Apr 27, 2015 05:17 PM IST

    Assocham wants ‘Indian‘ version for net neutrality

    Assocham said it supports a "special type" of net neutrality and wants TRAI to frame rules that support investments and policy objectives of the country.

  • Net neutrality: Here's what telcos are now looking for Apr 24, 2015 05:33 PM IST

    Net neutrality: Here's what telcos are now looking for

    In the press conference held Friday, telecom service providers said they do not want all applications to be brought under a licensing regime.

  • Net Neutrality: CCI looking into abuse of dominance by cos Apr 21, 2015 10:07 PM IST

    Net Neutrality: CCI looking into abuse of dominance by cos

    There are rising concerns over maintaining equal access to Internet amid some service providers entering into tie-ups for offering free access to certain mobile apps and websites.

  • Think-tank wants TRAI cut-off for Net neutrality extended Apr 20, 2015 10:45 PM IST

    Think-tank wants TRAI cut-off for Net neutrality extended

    The group is of the view that the April 24 cut-off is "unreasonable and should be extended". It also wants the telecom regulator to bring out the document in regional languages as well.

  • Airtel defends toll free platform; supports net neutrality Apr 17, 2015 03:40 PM IST

    Airtel defends toll free platform; supports net neutrality

    Due to the outrage over social media, e-commerce major Flipkart has withdrawn from Airtel Zero. Meanwhile, Cleartrip, NDTV and Times Group have logged out from internet.org platform of Facebook, where Reliance Communication is a partner.

  • OPINION: Pro-net neutrality argument has its share of holes Apr 16, 2015 09:08 AM IST

    OPINION: Pro-net neutrality argument has its share of holes

    The common refrain among advocates of net neutrality is that violation of its principles is inherently anti-consumer and bad for competition. That may not be the case.

  • Cleartrip pulls out of Internet.org, backs net neutrality Apr 15, 2015 09:27 PM IST

    Cleartrip pulls out of Internet.org, backs net neutrality

    Details of the decision to withdraw from Internet.org, which was launched in February this year in India, could not come through as an e-mail query went unanswered.

  • Airtel Zero, as also similar services launched by Reliance Apr 14, 2015 08:36 PM IST

    Airtel Zero, as also similar services launched by Reliance

    Airtel Zero, as also similar services launched by Reliance Communications and Facebook, among others, have come under attack with critics slamming these as being against the 'net neutrality' regime.

  • Net neutrality: Flipkart pulls out of Airtel Zero Apr 14, 2015 01:11 PM IST

    Net neutrality: Flipkart pulls out of Airtel Zero

    Amid a raging debate over equal Internet access for all, online marketplace Flipkart on Tuesday said it will walk away from ongoing discussions with telecom service provider Airtel for their platform 'Airtel Zero'.

  • Telecom Min to submit a report on Net Neutrality by May 9 Apr 13, 2015 06:35 PM IST

    Telecom Min to submit a report on Net Neutrality by May 9

    Net Neutrality, an widely debated issue globally, has in the past few days caught India's attention with politicians, corporate leaders and film stars taking to social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to debate on the issue.

  • Is Airtel Zero violating net neutrality? Apr 09, 2015 10:24 PM IST

    Is Airtel Zero violating net neutrality?

    Airtel's move comes just a week after Trai released a consultation paper on proposed net neutrality guidelines.

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