Need to know Telecom operators should be allowed to promote apps for a maximum of 3 months in exchange for money, but a walled garden should not be allowed Telecom operators should not be allowed to be gatekeepers, but the regulator or an independent non profit can be allowed to give approval to differential pricing of services that are in public interest. Privacy of data should be taken into account while framing policy. NASSCOM's Net Neutrality criteria: "No discretion to TSPs to censor or block access to any legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices or determine how users use internet." Download a copy of the submission here. Notes: 1. Lower prices own/partner content/service allowed for up to 3 months: "lower prices for own or partner content/ service should be explicitly disallowed, lower prices in exchange of consideration received from the partner content/service provider should not be allowed, except for the purpose of short term business promotions that have explicit time duration not exceeding 3 months." This contradicts NASSCOM's previous stand (in response to the TRAI's consultation paper in April) which it has emphasised at the beginning of this submission. That states "No double dipping by Telecom Service Providers. Charges would be levied only from end customers based on data consumption and not from Internet Platforms and Applications." Again, later in the paper, NASSCOM contradicts its stance of allowing differential pricing for up to 3 months, by saying: "The differential pricing norms should not make such services expensive. Any tariff plan of the telecom service provider should ensure: 1. Innovation without…
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