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OTT services to be charged?
« on: July 18, 2015, 06:36:25 AM »

The protest against the stifling of the open nature of Internet is raging online and offline, and The Hindu has led from the front on the debate. Read our in-depth coverage of the issue, including editorials, explainers and online conversations.

The government panel on Net neutrality has recommended that apps offering domestic calling be brought under the regulatory framework prescribed for telecom operators, but those providing messaging and international calling services over the Internet be kept free from licensing requirements. In its report made public on Thursday, the six-member panel, chaired by A.K. Bhargava, Adviser, Technology, Department of Telecommunication, says it “unhesitatingly recommends that the core principles of Net Neutrality must be adhered to”.

After facing criticism for its stance on Internet voice calling and zero rating platforms, the government panel on Net neutrality on Friday clarified that its report neither favours any telecom services provider nor does it endorse any tariff plan.