The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a notification to all telecom operators in the country on the usage and usage caps that will be imposed on internet service providers (ISPs) in the coming days.
The government has issued three sets of rules for internet usage caps, which will come into effect from July 16.
The new regulation, which was issued by the TRAI, is aimed at ensuring that internet users get a fair amount of time to surf and download content, and that they are not penalised if they do not, TRAI said.
The proposed rules will ensure that internet usage will be capped at 25MB per day and 30MB per month from July 1, 2019, the TRAID said.
The rules have been framed to ensure that the internet users can access content at reasonable speeds without worrying about exceeding the limits.
The internet usage cap for mobile users will be 30MB for each day, and 50MB for every day from July 8, 2019.
The caps will be introduced for voice calls, internet, SMS and internet applications.
The maximum limit for all other services is 40MB per service.
The rules also require internet users to keep their internet connection active on the device for a minimum of 30 minutes per day, to avoid data usage, and to not use the device more than 15 minutes per month, according to TRAI.
The limits will apply to all mobile and broadband services, including those that provide access to streaming video, music, online gaming, mobile banking, gaming apps, apps for telephony, voice, messaging and gaming services, it said.TRAID has said that the rules will also allow internet users the option of “sprinting” their internet usage to other networks, and will apply from July 20.
The limit for internet services for mobile and mobile broadband services will be 10MB per user per day.