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Airtel seeks regulator's approval on video content deal

has asked forthe Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's greenlight on a potential video content deal with a U.S. global content provider, The Economic Times reported April 25.

The Indiantelco wrote a letter to the regulator, stating the details of the offer, wherethe U.S. company is interested in providing video content tocustomers using Airtel's closed electronic communication network, which can beaccessed without a direct connection to the internet.

Accordingto the report, a senior Trai official said that the letter will be reviewed,after which they will provide a response. Airtel isconcerned over the possibility that stakeholders might view the deal to be inviolation of net neutrality. The company reportedly refused to name the U.S.company to maintain the confidentiality of the ongoing business transaction.