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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) services.

"On March 27, 2015, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) came out with a Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) Services​, seeking opinion from the public on a set of 20 questions largely dwelling on how the internet could be regulated. They also sought views on net neutrality."

The debate on net neutrality kicked off much dust after India's telecom regulator, TRAI, came out with its 118-page Consultation Paper on internet regulation. There were early signs when Indian telecom major, Bharti Airtel, decided to charge extra for use of apps like Skype and Viber, but later withdrew amid protests. Facebook then came up with its internet.org, a pre-selected bouquet of websites offered free through the Reliance platform. Amid all the uproar over the TRAI consultation paper, Bharti Airtel launched Airtel Zero, offering a slew of apps that sign up with it. While the protests continue, the TRAI has sought comments on its Consultation Paper from the public by April 24 and counter comments by May 8. The responses can be emailed to the regulatory body at [email protected]

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