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Not just Telcos: Indian ISPs also want licensing of Whatsapp, Line, WeChat

  ISPs want the Indian government to license apps like Whatsapp, Line, WeChat and Viber, which essentially offer users an Internet based alternative to phone calling and messaging. Parroting the “Same services, same rules” view of telecom operators, the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) in its submission (pdf) to telecom regulator TRAI says that these apps need to be licensed because their services…

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