User: sandman1965 Topic: Telecom
Category: Regulatory
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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Issues ‘Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016’ 8.2.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Issues ‘Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016’
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dna Must Reads: From TRAI backing new neutrality to Zomato turning profitable in India 8.2.2016 DNA: Mumbai
1. TRAI backs net neutrality, will impose stiff penalties on companies adopting differential pricing The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has ruled in favor of net neutrality by opposing differential pricing. It has just been reported that TRAI has stated that companies will be barred from charging or offering data traffic on a discriminatory basis. Service providers flaying this ruling will be subject to a fine of Rs 50,000 per day, up to a maximum of Rs 50 lakh. Read more here. 2. 26/11 Mumbai attack: David Headley's deposition reveals close nexus between ISI, LeT, says Ujjwal Nikam Special public prosecutor in the 26/11 case, Ujjwal Nikam, on Monday said that David Coleman Headley's deposition has revealed that there is a close nexus between the Inter-Services Intelligence( ISI) and the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), adding that it is for the Government of India to take a call on the evidence provided by Headley. Read more here. 3. Pathankot attack: Pakistan finds no evidence of JeM chief Masood Azhar's ...
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Trai rules in favour of Net Neutrality, says no to differential data pricing 8.2.2016 ET: Infotech
Trai said that no service provider shall enter into any arrangement or contract,that has effect of discriminatory tariffs for data services.
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India deals blow to Facebook's Free Basics in 'net neutrality' row 8.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Indian regulator outlaws differential pricing for data packages, blocking Facebook service that offered a restricted internet free to some mobile users

India’s telecom regulator has blocked Facebook’s controversial Free Basics internet service by ruling in favour of “net neutrality” by outlawing differential pricing for data packages.

Facebook has met a backlash in India from net neutrality advocates, who say that because the Free Basics mobile service only allows access to selected websites it violates the principle that the entire internet should be available to everyone on equal terms.

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TRAI bans 'differential pricing' for India 8.2.2016 Sify Finance
In a setback to Facebook's free internet scheme, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today ruled out differential pricing, saying that no company via any offer could charge
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Explained: The 4 ways TRAI's pro net neutrality ruling spells good things for India's Internet users 8.2.2016 DNA: Evolutions
TRAI's ruling in favor of net neutrality is a welcome move; we spell out what each of their clauses mean
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TRAI rules against differential pricing for Internet services 8.2.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
TRAI said that Internet service providers would not be allowed to discriminate on pricing of data access for different web services.
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Govt open to idea of separate mechanism for broadcasting cases, says Jaitley 7.2.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
The government is open to the proposal of creating separate dispute resolution mechanisms for broadcasting and telecom sectors, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said. Amid sector regulator TDSAT flooded with the cases, its chairperson Justice Aftab Alam said the number of broadcasting cases has far exceeded those related to the telecom sector. He was speaking at a seminar on Telecom and Broadcasting theme ART (Adjudication, Regulation, Telecommunication) of Convergence, TDSAT. Responding to the issue raised by Justice Alam, Jaitley, who holds the charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry besides Finance Ministry, said the government was willing to look at the suggestion of having a separate mechanism to deal with broadcasting cases. He asked the TDSAT to bring before the government an appropriate suggestion in this regard. "You have thrown a new challenge to the entire thought process and that challenge is even when Acts are framed with best of intentions, the ingenuity of lawyers, the unlimited ...
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PMO displeased with Facebook's reaction to Trai's consultation paper 4.2.2016 ET: Infotech
The PMO-constituted panel is keeping a close watch on the next steps that Facebook will take to pitch its ‘Free Basics’ platform.
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Spectrum sale: Voda may skip 700MHz on pricing 4.2.2016 TOI: India Business
After Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India also indicated that it won’t rush in with bids for 700 MHz radiowaves due to the lack of handsets and equipment, apart from the high reserve price proposed by telecom regulator Trai.
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Trai backs Public Private Partnership model for BharatNet implementation 1.2.2016 ET: Infotech
In its recommendations to the government Trai broadened the scope of the private sector company or 'concessionaire's' role in implementing BharatNet.
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Spectrum sale: Govt eyes ‘good returns’ 1.2.2016 TOI: India Business
Communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the government will repeat the success of “good returns” from spectrum auctions, which are likely to happen towards the middle of the year.
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Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over net neutrality issue 31.1.2016 Rediff: News
Rahul Gandhi took a dig at PM Modi, saying his 'Digital India' scheme cannot become a "euphemism" for an Internet controlled by large remote corporations.
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First Edition of 'Next Generation - Optical Transport Networks Summit 2016' ends 30.1.2016 Sify Finance
-NewsVoir): The first edition of Next Generation-Optical Transport Networks Summit 2016, an international conference-cum-exhibition concluded recently on a positive note.
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ACC Appointments 29.1.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following:
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Delegation of Indian Telecom Service (ITS) Association calls on Dr Jitendra Singh 28.1.2016 Govt of india: PIB
A delegation of Indian Telecom Service (ITS) Association called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North
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Current Affairs 23rd January 2015 28.1.2016 Sify Finance
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Spectrum auction may raise at least Rs 6 lakh crore 28.1.2016 TOI: India Business
The rest of the money will be raised by the sale of spectrum in other bands like 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1,800 MHz, 2,100 MHz, 2,300 MHz and 2,500 MHz.
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Court sets aside Aircel penalty 25.1.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Tripura High Court has set aside an over Rs 339-crore penalty imposed by the department of telecommunications (DoT) on Dishnet Wireless, which owns Aircel, for alleged lapses in subscriber verification in the Northeast.
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Telcos should not be allowed to act as internet gatekeepers: Rajeev Chandrasekhar 22.1.2016 ET: Infotech
Chandrasekhar, who interacted with start-up entrepreneurs and young professionals here, said telcos remain the biggest threat to Net neutrality and thus, start-ups.
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