Telecom regulator to give its view on net neutrality today

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has come out in full support of net neutrality.

TRAI released recommendations on net neutrality in India.

He also said recommendations on net neutrality should be able to provide some of the answers to issues around OTT (over-the-top) players and VoIP (Voice over Internet protocol) calls.

However, supporters of net neutrality have been demanding that the entire internet traffic should be available to everyone on equal terms without any discrimination.

Upholding the basic principle that internet is an open platform and telecom pipe should not discriminate the access, the regulator has put forth a list of recommendations which includes services that will be exempted from this amendment.

All these recommendations apple to "Internet Access Services" (IAS), which TRAI has now clearly defined in its paper on recommendations.

"The discriminatory treatment in the context of treatment of content would include any form of discrimination, restriction or interference in the treatment of content including practices like blocking, degrading, slowing down or granting preferential speeds or treatment to any content", TRAI said.

This principle would apply to any discriminatory treatment based on the sender or receiver, the network protocols, or the user equipment, but not to specialised services or other exclusions.

TRAI does add that those services that are not classified as IAS and requiring specialised hardware, network optimisations, etc. are exempted from these "principles of discriminatory treatment".

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's headquarters in New Delhi. In a statement, the authority said it recommended that for monitoring and enforcement, Department of Telecom (DoT) may establish a multi-stakeholder body with framework for collaborative mechanism among the stakeholders.

The recommendations also said that telecom companies must declare their traffic management activities.

The existing rules in the United States bar internet providers from blocking or slowing down access to content or charging consumers more for certain type of content.

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