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TRAI recommends strict regulations for Internet service providers

TRAI recommends strict regulations for Internet service providers

However, the telecom regulator has kept content delivery networks out of the regulation.

The authority in its recommendation on Net neutrality said that the scope of non discriminatory treatment applies specifically to Internet services which are generally available to the public.

Lauding the involvement of content providers, service providers, access providers, research, and academia to monitor violations and make recommendations to the authority on regulations and standards, Nasscom said such a uniform approach would facilitate fair, alert and effective implementation of Net Neutrality.

"A Licensee providing Internet Access Service shall not engage in any discriminatory treatment of content, including based on the sender or receiver, the protocols being used or the user equipment", Trai said.

The regulatory body has also proposed restrictions on service providers from entering into agreements which lead to discriminatory treatment of content on the Internet.

Consequently, on issues that concern consumer protection, transparency and monitoring of compliance, the telecom regulator may go ahead and issue regulations as it sees fit.

In America, the main regulator, the Federal Communications Commission or FCC, says it plans to repeal landmark 2015 rules that banned Internet providers from slowing down access to or charging more for some content.

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The content mentioned includes all content, applications, services and any other data, including its end-point information, that can be accessed or transmitted over the internet.

"In line with its previous stand, TRAI has upheld the idea of a free and open internet".

May 30, 2016: TRAI's pre-consultation on net neutrality.

This means that TRAI endorsed the notion of non-discrimination - telecom operator and internet service providers (ISP) won't be allowed to speed up or slow down certain websites and apps.

"We expect Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel to be key beneficiaries as they already have presence in content platforms", the report said.

"There are some exceptions which have been allowed, but that is for services that don't mirror what is on the Internet, or are critical services which need to be specified by the government", Pahwa observed. They also bar differential speeds for various offerings by internet service providers.

However, the regulator made a provision to exempt "specialised services" from its principles of discriminatory treatment, clarifying that relaxation would only be applicable to those services where optimising is necessary in order to meet specific quality of service requirements. Internet of Things (IoT) as a class of services are not excluded from the scope of restriction on non-discriminatory treatment. Backers of net neutrality have demanded against having any traffic management practices, except in cases of emergencies, such as natural disasters.


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