As a debate rages on 'net neutrality', a discussion paper floated by regulator TRAI has said that mobile applications providing free internet-based calls and messaging services can be a threat to individual and national security.
Coming out strongly in favour of 'net neutrality', Congress on Tuesday demanded that the government issue immediate policy directions to TRAI to scrap the controversial consultation paper in the matter and warned of protests if freedom of choice of Internet users was compromised.
As India raises its voice to ensure equal Internet access for all, online retailer Flipkart has pulled out of its partnership with Airtel Zero platform following backlash against the firm on social media.
Batting for expansion of the community radio network, Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said radio is an instrument of the future and there cannot be a better idea to provide listeners the right to information and knowledge than this medium.
India's internet governance model will be consistent with the role private firms play in widening internet's reach and the pre-eminent role of government in public welfare, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
As government targets to expand broadband connectivity to all 2.5 lakh panchayats of the country by 2016, telecom regulator TRAI chief Rahul Khullar today termed it as a very "ambitious" target, saying believing in it would be like "deluding ourselves".
Anti-corruption watchdog CVC has sought tough measures to check corruption in various regulatory bodies including SEBI and FMC besides appointment of full-time chief vigilance officers (CVOs) in some of these regulators.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Wednesday published an information paper on growing public concern about possible health hazards from Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) exposures from mobile phones or their base stations.
Congress today attacked BJP over the "urgency" in bringing an ordinance for the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as the Prime Minister`s Principal Secretary, saying the move smacks of "impropriety".
The Government on Thursday downplayed promulgation of an Ordinance to amend a law to pave the way for appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and attacked Congress for raking up the issue.
In a step towards creating an accreditation mechanism for recognising television viewership rating agencies, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday released a consultation paper on the issue.
Concerned over cases of "surrogate ownership" of broadcasting and distribution platforms by some political parties, government is planning to refer the matter to TRAI for its suggestions to carry out changes in the laws.