The Telecom Regulating Authority of India (TRAI) released a consultation paper to test waters and the public sentiment over regulating the at-present loosely defined OTT (over-the-top) services. One of the most important issues in the paper was of net neutrality and its various pros and cons. The paper saw intense public engagement with media and politicians pitching in with pro net neutrality views, and telcos putting out defensive views on their side of the story. Read our submission here.
IT for Change submitted its inputs seeking strict net neutrality regulation, while nuacing the argument with suggestions for better regulation of interconnections regimes that may protect the interests of telcos as well placing public interest based traffic discrimination - as determined by legitimate authourities - as not violating net neutrality principle. After reading the variety of submissions to the TRAI consultation paper, IT for Change also compiled a counter-response to some key points raised in these submissions. Read our counter response here.