TRAI bars TSPs from charging differential rates for data services
Q. TRAI has ruled in favour of?- Published on 09 Feb 16
a. Net Neutrality
b. Free Basics
c. Airtel Zero
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Net Neutrality
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on 8th February 2016 barred TSPs from charging differential rates for data services prohibiting Free Basics and Airtel Zero Platform. While no service provider can provide discriminatory tariffs for data services in association with content. no service provider can also enter into discriminatory tariffs for data services and reduced tariff has only been permitted for accessing or providing emergency services. Financial punishments will also be imposed for regulation contravention and the regulation may be reviewed after a period of 2 year. Fine of INR 50,000 will be levied each day, subject to maximal value of INR 50 lakh for violation of regulation by service providers.