The Department of Telecom has called a meeting of Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) to discuss net neutrality on April 27. “A committee has been constituted in Department of Telecommunications to examine various aspects of net neutrality. Also Read - Airtel 5G Mumbai trials show download speeds of 1.2Gbps, upload at 850Mbps
The committee has decided to have interaction with MAG representatives. Accordingly, a meeting will be organized on April 27,” a DoT circular sent to MAG members said. MAG was constituted by Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) in February 2014. It has 39 members representing government, industry, academia and civil groups. Also Read - Let our firms take part in 5G trials, China tells India
According to the list of members announced by DeitY at the time of MAG formation, officers from DeitY, DoT, Ministry of External Affairs, Information and Broadcast Ministry, Home Ministry, Law Ministry and National Security Council Secretariat represent government in the group. Indian CERT, NIXI, National Informatic Centre are among bodies representing technical community in MAG. Also Read - DoT permits telecom service providers to go ahead with 5G trials
Besides, industry chambers CII, FICCI, Nasscom, Assocham and sectoral bodies CMAI, ISPAI, COAI, IAMAI, ICA, AUSPI and others are on the board. Internet Society, Centre for Science Development and Media Studies, Digital Empowerment Foundation, Centre for Internet and Society are among members that represent civil society in the group.