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 Authority in the prior consultations and include an investigation into questions relating to the potential market failures in that segment, the appropriate tools to address those failures and the costs and benefits of any possible regulatory interventions. Keeping in view the fast evolving nature of the sector and the changes that have taken place in the regulatory and policy framework since March, 2015, the Authority finds that it would be useful to have a separate consultation process on these issues. However, the inputs that have already been received in response to the March 2015 consultation paper will also be considered while examining these issues." [Section 1.13, Page 6, "Recommendations on…
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