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“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.



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