DoT removes OTT apps from definition of telecommunication services under Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has removed over-the-top (OTT) players and applications from the definition of telecommunication ser­vices under the Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill. The move is ex­pe­cted to provide relief to OTT communication service provi­ders such as Wh­a­ts­App, Signal and Telegram, which will be exempt from telecom regulations.