Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Trai first regulator in world to focus on differential pricing: Barbara van Schewick
Trai first regulator in world to focus on differential pricing: Barbara van Schewick | ET Telecom: "It bans harmful forms of price differentiation but allows forms that do not create concerns. The practices banned by the regulation are zero rating for a fee. I think that is a right decision because allowing application providers to pay to be zero-rated is to allow them to pay to get a competitive advantage. That will change the internet as we know it. On the internet, low costs have allowed a large number of people to develop new applications and become entrepreneurs. That's the first big practice banned by the rules. The second is any kind of differential pricing or exemption from bandwidth caps based on content or type of content. So that applies to programs where an ISP zerorates a few applications and a class of similar applications. Third category is where an ISP says my zero rating-program is open to all providers in a certain category and there is no fee..." 'via Blog this'