Indian regulator leaves OTT alone


Posted by on August 20, 2014  /  1 Comments

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided not to regulate over-the-top (OTT) providers, such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp. The mobile operators claim that such apps will annually cost them  over US$822 million in lost revenues, as subscribers prefer to use free voice and messaging apps. Therefore, they demanded to regulate the OTT providers either for a revenue sharing scheme or a fee system. The TRAI, however, believes that mobile operators recover their losses through growth in data revenues. As a result, the regulator has decided not to take any action against the OTT providers.

Source: The Economic Times.

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  1. When I was in the industry, I used to hate OTT. But now as a customer I do really enjoy the facility. OTT service providers are way above the standard telecom service, with less complexities and better customer experience.