Nasscom said that Airtel Zero and Free Basics violate principles of net neutrality by differentiating internet access for certain types of services.
- All data tariff plans should ensure unfettered right of choice for the consumer.
- The telecom carriers or their partners should not have a say in what content can be offered at favourable rate.
- Howver, it said that TRAI should have powers to approve differential pricing for data services considered to be in public interest.
- Nasscom has proposed a suitable oversight mechanism to check that the TSPs continue to abide by the principles of net neutrality.