Communication services like Facebook and WhatsApp there is no need for regulation of OTT: TRAI.
15th September 2020
The Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) of India has said that no regulatory intervention was needed on issues related to privacy & security of over-the-top (OTT), communication services such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype and Viber.
After a discussion with various stakeholders, then the TRAI noted that with the increase in the usage of OTT, traffic of telecom services providers has also grown. Various studies on appropriate business models are already under consideration in various jurisdictions and it is emerging, hence the decision was taken.