The telecom regulator will hold an open house on net neutrality this month in Mumbai, a first in the leg of several that will take place in key cities of the country.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on its website on Tuesday, that the first open house will be held on May 26, in the financial capital which will follow another open house on spectrum , roaming and quality of service related requirements in machine-to-machine communications, consultations for which are also ongoing.

The regulator had in January issued a consultation paper on net neutrality — a practice that guarantees equal and unbiased access to the web — as part of its efforts to establish a regulatory framework. It had also sought views on reasonable traffic management practices to ensure wireless networks do not get choked.

Trai chairman RS Sharma had earlier told ET that the authority will hold multiple open house discussions as net neutrality is an important issue and thay views of people must be taken before the regulator gives recommendations to the government.

Open houses in Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru and three or four more locations, are expected. – Samena Council


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