According to TRAI, allowing service providers to charge differently for data could compromise the entire architecture of internet. TRAI further said no new launches of prohibited packs/ plans or vouchers shall be permitted
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.
TRAI said only 1.89 million had responded against Facebook's January 6 claim of more than 11 million supporting its plan to make parts of the Internet available for free under 'free basics'.
The regulatory body, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), has proposed levying penalties on companies whose calls are getting dropped.
While TRAI's consumer survey form counts mobile internet services as a value added service, some telecom operators in their replies to the regulator wanted it to be considered among basic telecom service like voice calls and SMS so that the data services can be activated by default in the connection.
Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Ankur Rudra, vice president, Ambit Capital, says even the recently concluded telecom auction saw a more attention on data services than voice services.
Idea Cellular, the country's third largest telecom operator, reported 4.5 percent growth in net profit and 4.6 percent in revenues on sequential basis, missing analysts' expectations
Kenscio Digital Marketing, a digital direct marketing company, expanded by setting up larger facilities in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, to meet increasing customer demand. It also appointed Hemant Patel, director of Data Services for Mumbai.
To enhance existing service and cloud infrastructure management processes.
CDMA telecom service provider Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL) Tuesday rejigged the responsibilities of its top officials as part of its strategy to focus on data services.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is not alone in facing demands from governments for access to its data services, and it is just a normal part of the business, co-chief executive Jim Balsillie said.