Trai for setting up industry body for cloud providers within ‘light touch regulatory framework’

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“This body would lay down broad principles and procedures to aid its functioning,” Trai said in its detailed recommendations.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Monday recommended setting up of an industry body for cloud service providers as part of a “light touch regulatory framework”.Releasing its recommendations on cloud services, Trai said the Department of Telecom (DoT) may initiate setting up of the first industry-led body in this regard and require all cloud service providers (CSPs) to become its members.Related News“This body would lay down broad principles and procedures to aid its functioning,” Trai said in its detailed recommendations, mentioning also the staunch opposition seen on part of CSPs to establishment of a regulatory framework, during the regulator’s consultative process.A registered industry body working in conjunction with DoT or TRAI would enable the stakeholders to discover the right spot in the continuum, the regulator said asserting that it does indeed constitute light-touch regulation.“The industry body so created may review its experience and further deliberate upon the need to form multiple bodies for different purposes, such as to address requirements of different market segments,” Trai said.Such a review may be needed after …

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