TRAI is conducting an open house discussion on "Regulatory Framework for OTT Services" in Bangalore today. The objective of the consultation is to look into services that they are considering as being possibly 'similar' to those provided by telecom service providers. The consultation paper seeks to compare licensing norms and regulations applicable to TSPs and OTTs, on the ground that the certain services provided by them are substitutable with one another. The TRAI Chair has also recently voiced aloud the concern that the authority has with regard to OTTs. Live Updates All quotes are paraphrased. - End of session - 1326hrs, Sunil Bajpai, TRAI; Thanks for your comments, they have been taken into account, please submit a separate submission as well so that we can study it. Thank you everyone for your participation. 1323hrs, (unnamed): Concerns of LCOs need also to be taken into account. Lots of job will be loss with the rise of OTTs. We have not been represented in the consultation paper. 1319hrs, RS Sharma, TRAI: You as MSO and LCO have created an infrastructure. We are discussing how to deliver boradband through cable networks. This can be an extremely effective pipe because you have already solved the last-mile problem. You can deliver huge amount of content there, including OTT content. There is a discussion to be had here, and a way out. We are keen in effective delivery of broadband. This delivery through pipes, as you said, will lessen the load on the network. If you…
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