Airtel, in a reply to TRAI’s draft paper on FUP policy, rejects the direction of ensuring 512kbps as minimum broadband speed for both mobile and fixed line subscribers. Airtel also states in the letter addressed to TRAI that a “service provider should be free to throttle the speed to 64kbps after the expiry of assigned data limit to the customer”. The letter further opines ‘that there cannot be any mandate for providing minimum speed’ for customer who have chosen a limited plan, since ‘only a fixed data quota is provided in case of limited plans’. Airtel adds that in case the subscriber chooses a Fair Usage Plan, the subscriber is ‘no longer treated as a broadband subscriber’, once the customer passes the assigned data quota. “Hence a service provider should be free to throttle the speed to 64kbps after the…
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