TRAI is conducting an open house discussion on “Regulatory Framework for OTT Services” in Delhi 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 grounds that the certain services provided by them are substitutable with one another. Our notes from the TRAI Open House in Bangalore on April 24th are here. Live updates below, in chronological order. Pardon the typos. People are still streaming in. We arrived at around 9.45 AM at the India Habitat Centre, and there was a crowd at the registration desk for the TRAI Open House Discussion. Delhi isn't all that late, when it comes to important regulatory discussions. We have a full house here at the Jacaranda Hall, though there's space for more chairs if any of you turn up. We had covered the open house discussion in Bangalore quite thoroughly, and what's worth looking at there is Reliance Jio's views on OTT regulation. Read those here. Btw, there's unfortunately no live streaming of the TRAI open house (we'd be happy to do it if the TRAI allows btw), so you'll have to make do with our live updates. The TRAI used to do live updates a year or so ago. In case you have any comments even if anonymous, please feel free to mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org * The TRAI…
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