India’s regulatory authority releases recommendation on OTT framework

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released recommendations for a regulatory framework for  over-the-top (OTT) communications services in India. The authority has recommended that the market forces to be allowed to respond to user demands without any regulatory intervention from the state. However, developments might be monitored and intervention shall occur as felt necessary in an appropriate time. Furthermore, no regulatory interventions are currently necessary in respect of issues related to the privacy and security of OTT services. Finally, TRAIhas advised that it is not an opportune moment to implement a comprehensive regulatory framework for OTT services.