Telecom industry asked the government to regulate OTT communication apps

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Telecom companies have urged the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to regulate over-the-top (OTT) communication apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal in order to create a level playing field.

The news was revealed in a slew of submissions made by industry groups to the DoT during consultations on a proposed new telecom regulatory framework. According to the Economic Times, the draught Bill will be made available to the public for comment in the coming days. According to reports, the industry has called for a “forward-thinking” law that addresses the requirements of the convergence of various digital services, including telecommunications, broadcast, and OTT communication services.

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Telecom industry asked the government to regulate OTT communication apps

Telecom companies have urged the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to regulate over-the-top (OTT) communication apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal in order to create a level playing field.

The news was revealed in a slew of submissions made by industry groups to the DoT during consultations on a proposed new telecom regulatory framework. According to the Economic Times, the draught Bill will be made available to the public for comment in the coming days. According to reports, the industry has called for a “forward-thinking” law that addresses the requirements of the convergence of various digital services, including telecommunications, broadcast, and OTT communication services.

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