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Differential pricing violates net neutrality: IAMAI

Rajesh Kurup Mumbai | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on December 30, 2015

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Differential pricing violates not only principles of net neutrality but the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) own stated principles of pricing, according to the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

TRAI has three models of differential pricing all three of which violate the basic principles of net neutrality, the largest representative body of internet companies in India said in a press statement.

“In addition to being against net neutrality, the differential pricing models suggested by TRAI prima facie also violate the regulator’s own stated principles of intervening in pricing,” IAMAI President Subho Ray, said.

These principles as stated in the paper are non-discriminatory, transparent, non-anti competitive, non-predatory, non-ambiguous, and non-misleading.

“Most of the models suggested by TRAI seem to violate one or all of these principles,” he added.

rajesh.kurup@thehindu.co.in

Published on December 30, 2015
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