The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a consultation paper on ‘Traffic management practices (TMPs) and multi-stakeholder body for net neutrality.’
The paper discusses various challenges in measurement of internet traffic and compilation of reasonable traffic management practices. Further, it discusses about the establishment of a framework to formulate TMPs. It has also sought suggestions for the governance structure of a proposed multi-stakeholder body that would advise the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on issues related to monitoring and application of net neutrality rules.
The consultation paper has been released over two years after the regulator had recommended net neutrality rules that backed an open internet.
The TRAI has asked stakeholders to submit comments on the paper by January 30, 2020 and counter comments by February 13, 2020.