Indian telecom operators call for tech firms to cover network usage costs

  • Indian telecom giants are asking internet companies to pay for using their networks; larger operators should bear the cost to allow startups to thrive.
  • These comments stem from a consultation paper by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Indian telecom operators’ views echo similar thoughts in South Korea and Europe.
  • Critics argue this breaches net neutrality principles and might lead to reduced investment in innovation and increased consumer costs.
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