The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the recommendation on cloud services after holding a multistage consultation process.

As part of its recommendations, TRAI has suggested initiating a light touch regulatory framework by setting up an industry body through a three-step process.  Further, industry body has to be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, and has to be formed using the approach followed for the formation of M2M body by DoT.

Further, the scope of cloud service providers, initially, has to be limited to cloud service providers of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) who are providing services in India.

Moreover, TRAI has said that telcos are not to share infrastructure and platforms related to Telegraph with a cloud service provider who is not a member of CSPs’ industry body registered with DoT.

Earlier in October 2019, TRAI had issued a consultation paper on the subject and had invited comments and counter comments from industry stakeholders.