January 18, 2021

Shibu Paul,Regional Sales Director,Array Networks Opinion On ‘Net Netutrality’

Net Neutrality—

“I am a strong advocate of net-neutrality. Openness is an essence of ShibuPaul_ArrayNetworksthe Internet and consumers must have the liberty to choose what (Content), when (Priority) and how (Quality of service) they want to  use their data. It’s going to be the most influential, and in many cases, the only form of  communication. We must ensure that no one monopolizes the Internet and they preserve its  openness. Else, the IT industry will get affected sooner or later.

If the Internet isn’t a neutral place, ISPs/TSPs will be in a position to bar certain data from your  device and decide what data you can access from the Internet. They should not be allowed to  determine how people use their services. For ensuring this, robust guidelines and regulations must  be put in place so that ISPs/ TSPs are not in a position to selectively PUSH to consumers what they  monetarily benefit from. In addition, service providers should focus on providing SLA’s agreed with customers.

The Internet is a great tool that India can largely benefit from. Array devices help service providers  to enhance and accelerate the performance of internet services and prioritization of service. Firstly, a  huge investment is required in the Internet infrastructure, which should be taken up by government before we start debating on net neutrality in this country. India is one of the first few countries to have a formal IT Act which was created in 2000. The government should constitute a dialogue with  stake holders, define boundaries and create concrete rules and regulations around the Internet.”

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