TRAI recommends status quo on OTT regulation
September 27, 2020 , The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Monday concluded its consultation on the regulation of OTT services such as messaging apps by recommending that no changes be made to the existing framework. This essentially means that as far as TRAI is concerned, OTT regulation is not something it will assert itself on. This recommendation — that essentially nothing change — amounts to a rejection of telecom operators’ arguments that apps like WhatsApp provide a service that resembles what telcos...
Indian telecom firms will feel the pinch of excluding Chinese firms from 5G trial, say experts and insiders
- August 30, 2020
- Straits Times
India is quietly tightening regulations against Chinese firms in the telecommunications sector as border troubles simmer over, with China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE reportedly being barred from upcoming 5G trials.
India’s Reliance Jio Platforms to sell $600 million stake to TPG
June 15, 2020 , American private equity firm TPG said on Saturday it will invest $600 million in Jio Platforms, joining a roster of high-profile investors including Facebook and Silver Lake that have backed India’s top telecom operator at the height of a global pandemic.