Tag Archives: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

Government of India claims STB seeding reached almost 100%

Good news for the digital addressable systems (DAS) challenge in India. The government is maintaining that the phase III areas has nearly reached its completion to 100%, amounting to a total of 41 million set top boxes (STBs). The information was announced after the 15th meeting of the Task Force on the phase III and [...]

Airtel awaiting for TRAI’s approval to diffusing US firm content

Bharti Airtel is in negotiation with a US-based global content provider to offer exclusive video content to customers over intranet. The broadcaster has sent a letter to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in which it states that the US-based global content provider “wishes to offer video content on an exclusive basis over Airtels [...]

TRAI requesting comments for draft regulations on register of interconnect agreements

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India asked stakeholders to give their views on the periodicity and authenticity of the proposed register of interconnect agreements, apart from the format for such a register. Stakeholders have been asked to post their comments by 25 April with counter-comments, if any, by 5 May to a consultation paper and [...]

TRAI to introduce on interoperability of STBs

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will soon allow interoperability between cable service and DTH (direct-to-home) service providers, allowing users to change their cable operators, similar to the telecom sector. The regulator will consult the MSOs and DTH operators on the matter.   Till now, cable operators and DTH service providers offer their services [...]

TRAI suggest the creation of a niche channel genre

In order to encourage development of niche channels, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has suggested creating a niche channel genre. These channels will not have any price cap and have to be sold only on a la carte basis. In its recent consultation paper titled Tariff Issues related to TV Services, TRAI has [...]

TRAI to amend regulations to protect customers

Service providers like broadcasters and multi-system operators (MSO) should not provide signals without entering into interconnection agreements. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has made as series of proposed amendments to the DAS regulations that in a bid to avoid price dispute leading to sudden disconnection of signal of customers. Interconnection details submitted by [...]

TRAI issues new tariff order for commercial subscribers

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued separate tariff for commercial users, allowing broadcasters to enter into tripartite agreements with distribution platforms and subscribers who use TV signals for commercial purpose. The regulator released two Tariff Amendment Orders (TAO) on Tuesday. The orders relate to TV services for commercial subscribers, one applicable for TV [...]

TRAI seeks views on DTH CPE tariff order

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought feedback from direct-to-home industry stakeholders on a draft tariff order, Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services (Sixth) (the Direct to Home Services) Tariff Order, 2015, by 13 March 2015. The draft order prescribes a framework for commercial interoperability of customer premises equipment (CPE) in DTH services. The proposed [...]

TRAI says to use DTH for educational purposes via Prasar Bharati

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has suggested central and state governments to use direct-to-home service for educational purposes through Prasar Bharati “The non-commercial use of DTH, by the central and state governments, for educational purposes should be done through the Prasar Bharati route, through suitable agreements between Prasar Bharati and the concerned central/ state [...]