The TRAI Chairman, RS Sharma, told the Economic Times that the authority's focus, when it comes to OTT regulation, is to fix the regulatory imbalance between OTT players and telecom operators, where telecom operators say that they are licensees and have law enforcement compliance burdens, while apps that provide similar services don't. There are apparently also economic concerns. MediaNama's take The TRAI has largely restricted this consultation to the regulation of Internet Telephony in India, and to put it simply, it asks whether voice calls made using Whatsapp and Skype should be regulated in line with how calling over regular phone calls are regulated. There are effectively three grounds on the basis of which the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India may regulate OTT applications: 1. Economic concerns: the concern that had led to this debate on regulation of online services…
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