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TRAI-CONSULTATION PAPER ON DIFFERENTIAL PRICING FOR DATA SERVICES

TRAI-Consultation Paper on Differential Pricing for Data Services

Dec 26 2015|Office,Chandigarh

TRAI(TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF INDIA)has issued a consultation paper on TRAI website focused on differential pricing of data services, asking comments from all for us ;whether various telecom operators in India should be allowed to charge differently for different websites or not.

TRAI has asked the following questions which are mentioned in last page of “Consultation Paper on Differential Pricing for Data Services” consultation paper called which is available on TRAI website.

Question 1:- Should the TSPs be allowed to have differential pricing for data usage for accessing different websites, applications or platforms?

Question 2:- If differential pricing for data usage is permitted, what measures should be adopted to ensure that the principles of nondiscrimination, transparency, affordable internet access, competition and market entry and innovation are addressed?

Question 3:- Are there alternative methods/technologies/business models, other than differentiated tariff plans, available to achieve the objective of providing free internet access to the consumers? If yes, please suggest/describe these methods/technologies/business models. Also, describe the potential benefits and disadvantages associated with such methods/technologies/business models?

Question 4:- Is there any other issue that should be considered in the present consultation on differential pricing for data services?

Comments on questions can be sent by 30th December, 2015 and counter-comments by 7 th January, 2016 to Ms. Vinod Kotwal, Advisor (F&EA), TRAI. The comments may also be sent by e-mail to advisorfea1@trai.gov.in. Comments and counter-comments would be posted on TRAI’s website www.trai.gov.in.

Author has emailed (advisorfea1@trai.gov.in ) the comments against questions asked by TRAI which can be download and view
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View or donwload Consultation Paper on Differential Pricing for Data Services TRAI website
http://www.trai.gov.in/WriteReaddata/ConsultationPaper/Document/CP-Differential-Pricing-09122015.pdf

 

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