India Just Backed Net Neutrality

Netneutrality
Trai net neutrality recommendations today
Author

30 November, 2017

The regulator's much-awaited recommendations, issued on Tuesday, clearly state that blocking, degrading or granting preferential speed to one content over another (higher speeds to one kind of content against another) will be treated as discriminatory.

The regulator has however exempted content delivery networks within a telco's own network from any restrictions on non-discriminatory treatment.

'The core principles of net neutrality, non-discriminatory treatment of all content, treating internet as an open platform, we've upheld them, ' said Trai chairman RS Sharma. "It would also not restrict adoption of reasonable traffic management practices by the service provider", Trai added.

In India, the whole debate over net neutrality erupted in 2015 when Trai came out with a consultation paper on the regulatory framework for over-the-top services. However, it allowed certain exemptions for specialised services which are optimised for specific content and are not internet services.

Harvey Weinstein accused of violating sex trafficking laws at Cannes
A spokesperson for Weinstein told the Guardian the Jewish producer denies any allegations of nonconsensual sex. The suit argues that based on these events, Weinstein was in violation of sex trafficking laws.

Tencent making PUBG more socialist and traditional in China
It's as yet unclear how localisation will actually impact the popular battle royale-style shooter. Tencent will operate the game in the region.

Foot Locker Q3 Earnings Top Wall Street Targets
The athletic footwear retailer reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.90 by ($0.28). Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Interdigital Comm, 0 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating , while 3 recommend "Hold".

"No one owns the Internet, so it should be open and accessible to everyone".

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday recommended upholding the basic principle of net neutrality by keeping the Internet open and prohibiting any service provider from discriminating on the basis of content by either blocking, throttling, or "fast-laning" any apps, websites or web services.

If the government accepts the proposal, ISPs will not be able to block or throttle any web traffic or offer fast lanes for content providers who pay for the facility. Even as telecom regulators around the globe are pushing the world towards a non-neutral internet, TRAI has been doing its bit to keep the internet free of discriminatory practices. With TRAI playing its part, it's up to the ministry of communications and information technology to now incorporate the recommendations in legislation.

The recommendations follow a consultation process that lasted for over a year, after the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) sought TRAI's views on the issue in March 2016, with an aim to "finalise a viewpoint" on net neutrality. "The implementation of these regulations by the government of India would include formally issuing new executive orders to amend the telecom license conditions of service providers who have been licensed to operate in India by the government".


More news


  • President Trump to promote tax reform in Missouri visit

    President Trump to promote tax reform in Missouri visit

    The trigger would be a way for senators to test their economic assumptions, with real consequences if they are wrong. Corker said the bill would be modified to automatically raise tax revenues if growth targets were not reached.
    Hillary Clinton Questions the Legitimacy of Trump's Election

    Hillary Clinton Questions the Legitimacy of Trump's Election

    Clinton even argued that Trump refusing to say he would accept the results of the election was a threat to American democracy. Pointing to what she called "voter suppression" in Wisconsin, Clinton said, "It seems likely that it cost me the election ".
    Wenger responds to claims over Arsenal striker Lacazette

    Wenger responds to claims over Arsenal striker Lacazette

    Yet no team has won more Premier League away games in 2017 than Tottenham , who have earned 10 victories away from home this year. Ahead of Saturday's North London derby, Arsene Wenger was questioned as to whether he felt his side were "underdogs".
  • Marouane Fellaini OUT of Man Utd clash at Watford - journalist

    Marouane Fellaini OUT of Man Utd clash at Watford - journalist

    Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic was forced off early in the second half with what appeared to be a leg injury. And against his former club, the 32-year-old delivered a masterclass of a performance in the first half.
    Former

    Former "Glee" Star Naya Rivera Arrested For Domestic Battery

    After arrest booking procedures she was taken to Kanawha County Magistrate Court where she was arraigned and a bond was set. The couple split past year (16), but they later reconciled and last month the divorce proceedings were dismissed.
    Apple Reportedly Acquired AR headset Startup Vrvana for $30 million

    Apple Reportedly Acquired AR headset Startup Vrvana for $30 million

    Currently, The Vrvana's website is still active, but it stopped updating social accounts and news in August of this year. VRvana's Totem, a virtual reality headset has phenomenal reviews from the individuals who got an early hands-on.
  • Who Is Dabrett Black? Texas DPS Trooper Shooting Suspect Arrested

    Who Is Dabrett Black? Texas DPS Trooper Shooting Suspect Arrested

    Trooper Allen , 41, was commissioned as a Trooper in July of 2002, and he was stationed in Groesbeck at the time of his death. A call to a court-appointed attorney representing Black in the Smith County charges was also not immediately returned Friday.
    Harrison Ford a Car Accident Hero

    Harrison Ford a Car Accident Hero

    In September, Ford helped direct traffic in New York City after a crash caused major traffic jams near the Midtown Tunnel. Harrison Ford is living up to the heroism of some of his fan-favorite characters like Indiana Jones , Han Solo and more.
    David Cassidy on life support with multiple organ failure

    David Cassidy on life support with multiple organ failure

    Cassidy's health has been in decline for more than two months, and his family has been told to prepare for the worst. Cassidy has dealt with substance abuse issues and bankruptcy since finding success early in his life.
  • EU Fails To Seize Opportunity To End Glyphosate

    EU Fails To Seize Opportunity To End Glyphosate

    More than 280 similar lawsuits are now pending against Monsanto, according to the United States right to know campaign. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup product, the world's most widely used herbicide .
    Erupting Bali volcano blankets popular tourist island with ash, disrupts flights

    Erupting Bali volcano blankets popular tourist island with ash, disrupts flights

    Bali is a popular tourist destination for many in the region, with thousands traveling to the island for end of year celebrations. The airport authority is preparing for the worst-case scenario - a total closure caused by a shifting ash cloud, Herson said.
    3- 2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome set for implosion

    3- 2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome set for implosion

    The demolition took 4,800lbs of explosives, including about 4,500lbs of dynamite, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It only took 15 seconds for the former home of the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League , is reduced to dust.