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IAMAI opposes demands to share revenue, pay compensation to telcos

COAI has been advocating for a model where online platforms are made to pay 'usage charges' to telecom operators

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Sourabh Lele New Delhi
The Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has opposed Cellular Operators Association of India's (COAI) demand that internet platforms compensate and share revenues with telecom operators calling it “a covert attempt to dilute net neutrality in India”.

COAI has been advocating for a model where online platforms are made to pay ‘usage charges’ to telecom operators. The body had earlier said that over-the-top (OTT) apps should compensate telecom companies for rolling out networks as they are the ones who utilise the infrastructure the most.

In November 2022, COAI wrote to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) demanding that OTT communication

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First Published: Feb 23 2023 | 1:53 PM IST

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