But provides exemption for certain “specialised services”
GN Bureau | November 28, 2017
The telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday came out with its recommendations on net neutrality. It has proposed strong measures to restrain the telecom service providers (TSPs) from getting into any arrangement with over the top (OTT) players -- the internet services companies – to disallow discrimination in internet access based on content, protocols in use or equipments.
By ‘discriminatory treatment’, the TRAI means any form of discrimination, restriction or interference in treatment of content, including practices like blocking, degrading, slowing down, or granting preferential speeds or treatment to any content.
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