The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has extended the deadline for stakeholder comments and counter-comments for its consultation paper on ways to leverage opportunities around artificial intelligence (AI) and big data for the telecom industry. The deadlines have been extended to October 14, 2022, for comments and October 28, 2022, for counter-comments, following requests from stakeholders for the extension.

In the consultation paper floated in August 2022, TRAI sought views on opportunities and risks involved in leveraging AI and big data. It also touched on issues such as customer privacy and constraints in adopting these new technologies. The regulator had highlighted in the paper that the telecom industry could leverage AI and big data in areas such as quality of service, spectrum management and network security.