Can You Make A Law On Internet Calling, DoT Asked TRAI

The department also returned the recommendations issued in 2008 on Internet-based telephones to the Telecom Regulatory Commission of India (TRAI) last week and asked them to review them.

Can You Make A Law On Internet Calling, DoT Asked TRAI
Can You Make A Law On Internet Calling, DoT Asked TRAI

Today, when almost everyone is using many mobile apps like WhatsApp, DoT has asked TRAI whether internet calling and messaging from these apps can be brought under the legal framework. The department also returned the recommendations issued in 2008 on Internet-based telephones to the Telecom Regulatory Commission of India (TRAI) last week and asked them to review them.

The Internet calling and messaging are happening through many mobile apps like WhatsApp, Signal, Google Meet, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram. An official of the department said that the earlier recommendations of TRAI on Internet telephony were not accepted by the Department of Telecommunications but now the department has approved the mobile apps working as over-the-top (OTT) players in the telecom sector and their internet calling and messaging. To review the facilities.

so far it happened
In 2008, TRAI recommended that ISPs should be allowed Internet-based telephones. In 2016-17, telcos again raised the issue of internet-based telephones. But the government gave relief to telecom companies from the Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC), so that the phone calling rates are lower.

Government should also collect fees from the app: Telecom companies

Telecom companies operating in India have been asking the government for a long time to make the 'same rules for similar facilities. He says that license fee should also be charged from internet calling and messaging apps, as it is charged by telecom companies. They should also be asked to follow the rules of legal interception, improve services, etc., like telecom companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

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