Telcos urge Indian govt to defer net neutrality and regulate OTT players

For OTT players, telcos asked India to impose licensing regime by introducing the OTT Communication Authorization under the Unified License. The DoT had sought Indian telcos’ views on the telecom regulator’s (TRAI) recommendations on OTT players. “…OTT service providers are not required to comply with any such regulatory or licensing obligations relating to security. The body said that Indian telcos are mandated to adhere to strict conditions on confidentiality and protection of privacy of communication. However, it added that no such obligation is in place for OTT players to ensure privacy.

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