Big Victory for Internet Users in India : TRAI backs Net Neutrality

Big Victory for Internet Users in India : TRAI backs Net Neutrality

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released its recommendations regarding Net Neutrality. In its recommendations, the regulator has restricted service providers from entering into any arrangement, agreement or contract that can lead to discriminatory based on content available on the Internet. Content includes all content, application, services or any other other data, including its end-point information, that can be transmitted over the Internet. “The “discriminatory tariff” in the context of treatment of content…

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Reliance Jio tops again in TRAI Speed Test Chart in June 2017

Reliance Jio has once again topped the charts with an average download speed of 18.809 Mbps for the month of June 2017, as per TRAI‘s latest report. The speed test was conducted by millions of users on the TRAI My Speed App. As per the data released by the regulator, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Airtel registered average data speeds of 12.297 Mbps, 11.865 Mbps and 8.233 Mbps respectively. All the four operators have registered a decline in 4G speeds….

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Reliance Jio tops again with an all time high speed of 19.12 Mbps in April: TRAI

Reliance Jio has once again topped the charts with an all-time high speed of 19.12 Mbps for the month of April 2017, as per TRAI‘s latest report. The operator also topped the charts for the month of February and March 2017. As per the data released by the regulator,  Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone registered average data speeds of 10.15 Mbps, 13.70 Mbps and 13.38 Mbps respectively. All the four operators have registered an improvement…

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Reliance Jio tops again with average monthly data speeds of 16.48 Mbps in March : TRAI

Reliance Jio has once again topped the charts with an average monthly data speed of 16.48 mbps for the month of March 2017. The operator continues to lag behind in upload speeds. As per the data released by the regulator, Idea cellular, Airtel and Vodafone registered average data speeds of 8.33 Mbps, 7.66 Mbps and 5.66 Mbps respectively. All the four operators have registered a decline in 4G speeds. Reliance Jio topped the charts for the…

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Reliance Jio tops again with average monthly data speeds of 17.5 Mbps in February : TRAI

Reliance Jio has once again topped the charts with an average monthly data speed of 17.427 mbps for the month of February 2017. The operator continues to lag behind in upload speeds. As per the data released by the regulator, Idea cellular, Airtel and Vodafone registered average data speeds of 12.216Mbps, 11.245Mbps and 8.337Mbps respectively. Both Airtel and Vodafone ‘s average speed saw a decrease in average data speeds. Notably, Idea’s average data speeds continues to…

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Reliance Jio becomes India’s leading Broadband Service Provider

As per TRAI‘s report, Mukhesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio emerged as India’s leading Broadband Service Provider for the month of November 2016. According to the data, India’s top 5 service providers constituted 82.39% market share of the total broadband subscribers. Reliance Jio topped the chart with 52.23 million subscribers. Followed by Bharti Airtel with 43.93 million subscribers, Vodafone with 34.88 million subscribers, Idea Cellular with 28.40 million subscribers and BSNL with 20.39 million subscribers. As…

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TRAI now permits Special Tariff Vouchers with 365 Days validity

  The Indian Telecom Regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday has released the Telecom Consumers Protection (Tenth Amendment) Regulations, 2016 permitting special data vouchers with longer validity of 365 days. As per the existing regulations, operators are allowed to provide data services in the form of special tariff vouchers either exclusively or in combination with other tariff items with a maximum permitted validity of 90 days. “Requests were received in TRAI seeking…

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TRAI releases new Consultation Paper on Net Neutrality

The Indian Telecom Regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday has released a new consultation paper on Net Neutrality, asking for comments and counter – comments from stakeholders by February 15 and February 28, 2016 respectively. Responses are to be mailed to Asit Kadayan, Advisor (QoS) TRAI on the email address advqos@trai.gov.in. The Net Neutrality debate started in March 2015 , but the focus shifted to differential pricing and the regulator passed a…

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Net Neutrality wins! TRAI says no to Differential Pricing for Data Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday announced that no Telecom Service Provider will be allowed to offer discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content. “Prohibition of discriminatory tariff is necessary to ensure that service providers continue to fulfill obligations in keeping internet open and non-discriminatory.”, the regulator said in a statement. If the norms are not followed, a penalty of ₹ 50,000/day, subject to a maximum of ₹ 50,00,000 will be levied…

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TRAI to Seek Specific Replies from Respondants on Differential Pricing for Data Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the deadline for submission of comments and counter comments till January 7, 2016 and January 14, 2016, respectively. TRAI has released a consultation paper on ‘Differential Pricing for Data Services’ on December 9, 2015. The Consultation paper had sought comments along with their justification from Internet users on the following questions : Question 1: Should the TSPs be allowed to have differential pricing for data usage for accessing…

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