Telecom service providers and net neutrality activists stuck to their stands at an open session hosted by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on differential pricing on Thursday.
The debate has entered its final stage with Trai giving parties until Monday evening to send in additional comments.
“No regulator in the world is ready or equipped to deal with this kind of issue,” said Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst and chief executive at New Delhi-based Greyhound Research.
Gogia said Trai faced similar problems during the debate on differential pricing for voice services as well, but this time there is a content angle to it which was not the case earlier. “It is something outside the purview of Trai’s day-to-day work, and thus calls for a fresh approach to deal with the issue,” he added.