Indian telecom regulator declines discriminatory data pricing

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New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Indian telecom regulator on Monday said no service provider should offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data on the basis of content.

“No service provider shall enter into any arrangement, agreement or contract, by whatever name called, with any person, natural or legal, that has the effect of discriminatory tariffs for data services being offered or charged to the consumer on the basis of content,” the sector regulator said in the notification.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chairman R.S. Sharma said: “No service provider shall charge differential charges based on source, destination, application and content.”

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