Fair Usage Policy (FUP) Meaning | 2G and 3G Unlimited Plans

Fair Usage Policy

Fair usage Policy (FUP) is the term used by Indian Telecom networks which defines the bandwidth cap for unlimited Internet plans provided by the respective mobile networks.

Detailed Description of FUP with example:

This Fair usage policy is widely used by all mobile networks including Aircel, Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone, Docomo, Uninor , Idea Cellular , Reliance GSM etc.
All the mobile networks provide unlimited Internet plans for their customers. But they have a check point with the term Fair usage policy.

For example, they will allow you to browse with high speed (full bandwidth) up-to 10 GB. Beyond 10 GB  they will set a bandwidth cap like 64 Kbps or 128 Kbps .
This is also called as Throttled speed. SO , if you have crossed the limit, your browsing speed will drastically reduce below this bandwidth cap.

Fair usage Policy is framed to serve equal speed to all customers. If any one user download huge data , then other users will be affected. To avoid this, Fair usage policy is defined.

Bypassing the bandwidth limit defined by FUP  is not acceptable. If mobile networks find your unusual activity they may terminate the service to you.

Mobile networks frame this policy in order to avoid high traffic in bandwidth usage.

Sometimes Fair usage policy is also called as Fair access policy.