TRAI issues consultation paper regarding unified license guidelines

TRAI has also issued a consultation paper seeking suggestions on whether voicemail, audiotex and unified messaging services should be brought under the unified license (UL) guidelines. TRAI has asked whether separate stand-alone licences for voicemail service, audioconferencing and unified messaging service were needed, and the reasoning behind it. The regulator has further sought suggestions on whether all these services should be made part of the UL, with each requiring authorisation.