linkedin
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
Exclusive Access, Inclusive Growth

WELCOME TO ET PRIME

BROUGTH TO YOU BY
Exclusive Access, Inclusive Growth
ET Prime
Regulation

“The horse has gone out of the barn door”: TRAI’s OTT regulation consultation needs a radical rethink

  • The question of telcos suffering economic loss in the face of an OTT onslaught is no longer relevant. Regulating OTT players now involves an entirely different conversation.
  • The two key issues: making OTT platforms give up their much-vaunted encryption, if needed, for national security, and the spectre of OTT players having to cough up new taxes.
  • Light-touch regulation is the choice of all stakeholders of TRAI’s consultation process.
font size
FONT SIZE
save
SAVE
saved
SAVED
Gift this article
GIFT ARTICLE
By
31 May 2019 11 Mins Read 0 comment
(From left) TV Ramachandran, president, BIF; RS Sharma, chairman, TRAI; Rajan Mathews, director general, COAI; courtesy of Getty Images and BCCL
(From left) TV Ramachandran, president, BIF; RS Sharma, chairman, TRAI; Rajan Mathews, director general, COAI; courtesy of Getty Images and BCCL
Imagine two accomplices who robbed a bank. In order to minimise punishment, they can choose to either confess or remain silent. If one confesses and the other remains silent, then the latter gets punished harder and the other one goes free. Individually, confessing has better outcomes, but at the cost of the other getting punished harder. On the other
regulation. Telcos will get the much-needed breather (both financially and operationally) and OTT players will be made accountable for potential misuse by elements that threaten national security — without stifling innovation. To arrive at this win-win, telcos and OTT players need to come out of the Prisoner’s Dilemma. They live and die together. ( Graphic by Mohammad Arshad)
Imagine two accomplices who robbed a bank. In order to minimise punishment, they can choose to either confess or remain silent. If one confesses and the other remains silent, then the latter gets punished harder and the other one goes free. Individually, confessing has better outcomes, but at the cost of the other getting punished harder. On the other regulation. Telcos will get the much-needed breather (both financially and operationally) and OTT players will be made accountable for potential misuse by elements that threaten national security — without stifling innovation. To arrive at this win-win, telcos and OTT players need to come out of the Prisoner’s Dilemma. They live and die together. ( Graphic by Mohammad Arshad)

The latest from ET Prime is now on Telegram. To subscribe to our Telegram newsletter click here.

Gift this story

YOU CAN GIFT 0 MORE STORIES THIS MONTH

Maximum 10 Email IDs allowed

300 characters remaining

Gift Sent Successfully

Limit Reached
Limit Reached

You’ve gifted all the 0 articles from your monthly gift bucket!

Please come back next month.

0 more articles will be waiting for you in your gift bucket.

Current Edition

An auto-industry recovery appears far away. Vehicle-carrier companies are drastically scaling down.
Logistics

An auto-industry recovery appears far away. Vehicle-carrier companies are drastically scaling down.

Automobile-transportation companies are awash in debt, with mounting losses. A key pillar of the auto-sector supply chain, many of them face an uncertain future and are selling off their prime assets – trailers and trucks for carrying cars and two-wheelers. These carriers have a chilling assessment of the ground realities. An auto-sector recovery is far, far away, they say.

headset AUDIO SUMMARY . 01:28
Maruti, Hyundai, et al. have a foggy view on demand. The way out: a tweak in the forecasting method
Automobile

Maruti, Hyundai, et al. have a foggy view on demand. The way out: a tweak in the forecasting method

Automakers will have to be more innovative in terms of demand forecasts. Use of a scenario-based forecasting methodology for the next few quarters could help. Time-series forecasts, based on historical data, won’t work in these uncertain times. Every associated element of the business — from production to sales, and logistics to component supply — needs to adopt a flexible approach.

headset AUDIO SUMMARY . 01:19
[[^message]]

Result

[[/message]] [[#message]]

[[message]]

[[/message]]