TRAI to release final paper on free data as industry still seeks consensus

According to media reports, TRAI is set to release its final consultation paper on free data by the end of the month along with a pre-consultation pap...

TRAI extends deadline on free data consultation till June 30

The regulator said it aimed to connect the unconnected, but raised the prospect of another battle over net neutrality

TRAI's pre-consultation paper on net neutrality raises concerns on privacy and national security

TRAI has released a pre-consultation paper on net neutrality. It has raised concerns with regards to customer’s privacy and services that could cause...

Airtel looks for TRAI nod for video content deal

According to media reports, Airtel has written to TRAI seeking approval to offer exclusive content over private network for its subscribers in India.

Can telcos exploit loopholes in TRAI ruling?

TRAI's banning of differential pricing based on content was a welcome move but there are still fears that a couple of loopholes in the guidelines coul...

Mark Zuckerberg expresses "disappointment" over TRAI decision

Facebook founder promises to focus on local culture and entrepreneurs in Facebook post and says will continue to work to "break down barriers to conne...

Internet cos welcome TRAI decision on differential pricing

The internet and internet-based start-ups as well as industry bodies like IAMAI have unanimously welcomed TRAI's stand against differential pricing by...

TRAI bans differential pricing, makes FreeBasics, Airtel Zero illegal

TRAI has barred telecom companies from charging different prices for data traffic. Under the new guidelines, defaulters will be fined Rs 50,000 per da...

Differential pricing affects new players: Digital Cos tell TRAI

The heads of PayTM, Teesort.com, TrulyMadly, SVG Media, Moutshut.com, FlipClass.com, Zomato, Metis Learning and GOQii have written a joint letter urgi...

Differential pricing could give rise to anti-competition: Mozilla

Internet company Mozilla has submitted its official stance on the issue of differential pricing to TRAI this week. In the response, Mozilla pointed ou...

Facebook is not filtering potential partners on Free Basics: Mark Zuckerberg on net neutrality

Mark Zuckerberg addressed a packed house in IIT Delhi in his annual townhall session yesterday. Among other things, he gave a detailed response to a q...

Net Neutrality: Govt extends deadline for public comments to August 20th

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has said, “Last date for submission of suggestions & comments on report of committee on Net Neut...

Facebook defends net neutrality in India, clarifies 'myths' against Internet.org

Facebook has started a public campaign to defend Internet.org in India. Users in India are getting a message on their profiles seeking user opinions o...

IAMAI welcomes DoT recommendations on net neutrality

IAMAI has also suggested that bringing in more regulation would be counterproductive to innovation and investments in this sector

Monitor and regulate content on mobile apps – Telecom Committee

A committee formed by the Department of Telecom (DoT) suggested an interim provision enforceable through licensing conditions should be in place till...

Net Neutrality report soon, assures Ravi Shankar Prasad

Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has assured that the government will soon be coming out with its report on Net Neutrality, though it is waiting f...

Net Neutrality: TRAI explains reason behind revealing email ids of net neutrality supporters

“If anyone desires that his/her email id should not be displayed, it may be specifically stated so in the email. However, a proper name for identifica...

Net Neutrality: TRAI explains reason behind revealing email ids of net neutrality supporters

“If anyone desires that his/her email id should not be displayed, it may be specifically stated so in the email. However, a proper name for identifica...

Amul publishes 18 ads in a month, goes aggressive on social media

Amul has upped the ante on its creative aggression on social media. In April, the brand created 18 topical ads and published them on its social media...

Facebook opens Internet.org for developers, service providers

Developers who meet a certain set of guidelines will now be able to participate in Internet.org. The company also said people will now have more choic...

Net Neutrality: 'Sabka Internet' initiative: COAI pushes for 'healthy debate' on net neutrality vs net equality

COAI, whose leadership team comprises Ashok Sharma of Aircel, Gopal Vittal of Airtel, Himanshu Kapania of Idea Cellular, Shanker Adawal of Reliance Ji...

Net Neutrality: Social media puts a hilarious spin on net neutrality

We take you through some of the best creative enterprises on social media that address the issue of net neutrality while tickling the funny bone

Net Neutrality: Why is the OTT industry against regulation?

TRAI’s consultation paper on OTT has raised a storm of protests by those who see it as an attempt to shackle a fledgling industry. Along with the ongo...

Net Neutrality: Airtel's Gopal Vittal clears misconceptions around Airtel Zero in an email to customers

Addressing consumers in an email, Vittal reiterates, “There has been a deliberate effort by some quarters to confuse people that we will offer differe...