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LIRNEasia responds to TRAI Draft Regulations on QoS Standards for Mobile Data Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently released draft regulations on “Standards of Quality of Service for Mobile Data Services Regulations, 2012” (press release).

LIRNEasia‘s response included recommendations on;

(a) Advertising realistic speeds as opposed to the theoretical maximum

(b) Carrying out tests at multiple times of the day, on multiple days of the week at least once in six months at different domain levels (e.g. within the ISP network, International – a server located beyond the first U.S. Point-of-Presence)

(c) The definition of broadband (setting a minimum speed)

(d) Using a large file to test the the download speed


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