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TRAI issues Paper on 'Regulating Converged Digital Technologies and Services'

Published: Jan 31, 2023

By TIOLCorplaws News Service

NEW DELHI, JAN 31, 2023: THE Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) yesterday issued the Consultation Paper on "Regulating Converged Digital Technologies and Services -Enabling Convergence of Carriage of Broadcasting and Telecommunication services".

Over the period of time, various technological developments in digital markets have resulted in the convergence of devices, services, and networks. Efficient utilization of resources, increased level of competition, more innovative user applications and technological developments are the main drivers of convergence. Convergence has been intensified by the emerging use of digital technologies across the sectors. The convergence of digital and physical products through the use of Machine to Machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligenceand other technologies is paving the way for Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). Convergence has brought several benefits to stakeholders. Technological convergence not only enable s possibility of delivering a broader set of products, but also benefits through lower entrance barriers, promotion of competition, lower cost equipment, quicker market response, and new business opportunities. But at the same time, it has posed several challenges as well. The paper examines the challenges posed by converging technologies and seeks views of the stakeholders onchanges required, if any, in legal, administrative, and licensing framework to deal with them.

The consultation paper is available on the TRAI website, and the last date for submission of comments is 27.02.2023 and counter comments by 13.03.2023. The Comments and counter-comments may be sent, preferably in electronic form to Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Advisor (Broadband and Policy Analysis), TRAI, on the email id: with a copy to For any clarification/information, Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Advisor, (Broadband and Policy Analysis), may be contacted at Telephone No - +91-11-23236119.