Social Media: Prospect and Challenges

Over-the-top (OTT) applications & new challenges

  1. OTT refers to delivery of instant messaging, video, audio and other media over an open Internet connection directly to user.
  2. TRAI is seeking comments on a Regulatory Framework paper on OTT.
  3. OTT like Whatsapp, Hike etc. impacted the revenues of telecom companies who actually provide platform to them.
  4. Most OTT works on clouds which are vulnerable. Risk of hacking of personal information is very high.