TRAI agreed to fresh talks on regulating OTTs after big DoT push: officials

The telecom authority regulator had earlier ruled out regulations for OTTs, now feels the need to bring together stakeholders, officials say

Trai agreed to fresh consultation on regulating OTTs after push from DoT

The telecom sector regulator had once before brought out a consultation paper on a possible regulatory framework for OTT services, back in November, 2018

Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has agreed to fresh consultations on regulating Over The Top (OTT) services, after consistent demands for it were put forth by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), several officials told Business Standard.

Also, given the fast spread of the OTT ecosystem, TRAI has focussed on the need to bring together stakeholders who differ on its key aspects, they said.

On Friday, TRAI brought out a new consultation paper that aims to discuss 14 specific points regarding OTTs, including their definition, difference between OTT communication services and telecom services and a possible collaborative mechanism between them.

First Published: Jul 09 2023 | 4:59 PM IST

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