Telecommunication Act, 2023

On 24th December, 2023 the Telecommunication Act, 2023 received assent of the President.

  • The Telecommunications Act, 2023, replaces outdated acts like the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933, and The Telegraph Wire (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1950, with modern legislation.
  • It covers licensing, telecom infrastructure, spectrum management, spam protection, and more.
  • It expands the definition of "Telecommunication Services" to include "Over-The-Top (OTT) communication services," potentially requiring OTT platforms to seek licenses.

Q22. Consider the following statements regarding Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI):

  1. TRAI is an autonomous regulatory authority for the telecom sector in ....
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