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TRAI's historic decision

February
2016
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Following TRAI's historic ruling that prohibits the discriminatory tariffs for data services, Parminder Jeet Singh, in this op-ed in the Deccan Herald, discusses how TRAI has asserted its regulatory control over the internet by ensuring data services are not discriminated based on content and are provided as regulated public utility. Going beyond rulings in the EU and the US, where they have left differential pricing for ex-ante consideration, TRAI held that banning differential pricing was especially important in the Indian context, with its huge unconnected population, to not allow telcos to shape the user's internet experience, either directly or indirectly.

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