Monday, July 20, 2015

Is Department of Telecom Bribed by Telcos?

I wonder whether telcos bribed Depart of Telecom (DoT) to regulate messaging and voice call apps.
(Whatsapp, Viber, Skype etc...).

DoT Regulating these apps only to safeguard the telecom companies. Wheras it is failed
to safeguard the conumers. It really creates a doubt whether telecom companies bribed
DoT to do so.

Each technology will help some business and will affect some business. Govt responsibility
is to see which is good for people and not which is good for telcos.

Many people, startups, SMEs in India extensively uses these apps. Regulating these apps will significantly affect many.

If we allow this today tomorrow they may charge us for emails too. (Not sure whether the current proposal includes Facebook, Twitter message as well).

I request Govt not to go ahead with the regulation proposal.

I appeal to all to raise their voice against regulating free messages and calls.