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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) consultation paper on net neutrality

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) consultation paper on net neutrality

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Jan 2020 11:37 AM GMT

New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday issued a consultation paper on issues related to traffic management practices and the multi-stakeholder body for ‘net neutrality’.

In a statement, the regulator said that the paper discusses the various challenges in the measurement of internet traffic and compilation of reasonable traffic management practices (TMP). It has invited comments on the issues raised in the consultation paper from the stakeholders by January 30, and counter comments, if any, by February 13.

The consultation paper said that currently there might be a number of TMPs, which are developed and deployed in the networks for different requirements. Some of these may be of concern from the net neutrality perspective and required not to be applied in general, while some of the other TMPs might be necessary for specific situations.

However, such TMPs must be applied in a proportionate and transient manner. To monitor and enforce net neutrality in an objective and transparent manner, it might be required to list out the reasonable TMPs and conditions when these may be applied. (IANS)

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