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September 15, 2020

TRAI releases recommendations on cloud services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released recommendations on ‘Cloud Services’. The recommendations include:

1. Initiating a regulatory framework by setting up an industry body through a three-step process i.e. enrolment of CSPs (Cloud Service Providers) operating in India; formation of an ad hoc body to frame broad rules, organizational structure, election procedure, etc.; and the election of office bearers to take over functioning of the industry body.

2. Scope of Cloud Service Providers, initially, 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.

The press release can be accessed at – https://www.trai.gov.in/sites/default/files/PR_No.70of2020.pdf and the recommendations at – https://www.trai.gov.in/sites/default/files/Recommendations_CS_14092020_0.pdf.

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