We're at the TRAI seminar on the regulatory environment around OTT's, essentially, regulation of Internet services on Mobile. We'll try and update live from the event. For context, read this and this. Please pardon the typos. TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar: Over the last 6-8 months, a number of CEOs from the telecom sectors have come and spoken to me about the impending problem of OTT. Very recently, in the context of spectrum sharing, they said that this is something which has become a very serious problem. We said we don't know much about it, but rather than go into a pre-consultation, a sensible way is to organize a seminar, to talk about the issues, and what are the problems. That's why the seminar has been organized. 1. What has happened in the rest of the world. 2. What has happened in India. 3. What have been the experiences with OTT. 4. What do we do? Robert Ravi (of the TRAI) indicated, that the OTT applications hurt Telcos the world over. Voice and messages is obvious for telcos, and video is another stream that is hurting them. The question that is, what did the rest of the world do? the rest of the world looked on. Tech is good for consumers, tough luck. If telcos aren't able to recover investments. On the other side, the telcos made the arguments that are we just pipe providers? I don't know the answer. The second thing is to understand what has happened in India and…
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