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  • Indian telecom operators, including Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone-Idea, have recommended that internet companies contribute to telecom network costs.
  • They propose that these contributions should be based on factors like traffic consumption, turnover, and the number of users.
  • The telecom operators argue that this would create a level playing field and help boost their margins in a market with low average revenue per user.
  • Critics, however, raise concerns about potential violations of net neutrality and the possibility of shifting costs to consumers if internet companies are forced to cover network expenses.