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TRAI plans consultation for regulation of Internet apps and sites in India; Our Take

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

There is still one major issue remaining from the Net Neutrality consultation paper which was issued on March 27th 2015: that of licensing and/or regulating online applications and services, and in its recent recommendation on Differential Access (Net Neutrality) yesterday, the TRAI has said that it will proceed with that next. The other ruling, on Differential Pricing(Net Neutrality) was released on Feb 8th 2017. What's notable in the recommendation yesterday is this statement, and keep in mind that OTT refers to Over The Top, and means the Internet. It's a telecom phrase which refers to apps and sites accessed over telecom networks. "While issuing these recommendations, the Authority has also decided to initiate a separate consultation process on questions relating to regulation of OTT service providers, including OTT communication services. This work will build on the information collected by the…

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