Tag Archives: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

TRAI proposes infrastructure sharing among MSOs, HITS and DTH operators

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has suggested infrastructure sharing between different distribution platform operators (DPOs) like direct-to-home (DTH) and headend-in-the-sky (HITS) operators, between HITS and multi-system operators (MSOs), and among MSOs.   According to TRAI, this move will ensure optimum utilization of the available infrastructure. Infrastructure sharing will also result in reduction in [...]

TRAI reports drop in inactive DTH subscribers

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) reports that the total inactive subscriber base of the six private direct-to-home (DTH) operators shortened dramatically for the quarter ended 31 December 2015. The inactive subscriber base shrank to 28.82 million for the quarter ended 31 December. In the previous quarter, the inactive subscriber base as reported by [...]

TRAI urged broadcasters to collaborate on infrastructure and STB sharing

The chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), RS Sharma urged broadcasting stakeholders to actively collaborate on issues like infrastructure sharing and STB (set-top boxes). Sharma acknowledged the challenges and opportunities as the country witnesses the fourth phase of Digital Addressable System (DAS).   TRAI is not here to promote legacy systems in [...]

TRAI ponders over regulating HD channel price

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is seeking stakeholders opinion whether the price of HD channels should be regulated to protect the interests of the consumers. In its consultation paper Tariff issues related to TV services, the regulator is examining if there is a rationale behind the abnormally high price of HD channels compared [...]

Broadband subscribers in India grew by 3.83% in December 2015

  According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI), the number of broadband subscribers increased 3.83% to arrive at 136.53 million at the end of December 2015 from 131.49 million at the end of November 2015. The data was compiled by TRAI following the reception of reports from service providers.   The top five service [...]

India’s DTH sector has about 50% inactive subscribers 

The DTH sector in India have almost 40.42 inactive subscribers which represents 49.61% of the total registered base of 81.47 million. Although that India is adding subscribers aggressively, the inactive subscribers is almost touching 50%. According to information submitted by the DTH operators through quarterly Performance Monitoring Report (PMR) to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of [...]

TRAI to amend QoS regulations of 2012 for DAS

Indian broadcasting and telecom regulator, Telecom Authority of India (TRAI), has proposed to amend the Standards of Quality of Service (Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems) Regulations of 2012. TRAI has planned to penalise multi-system operators and local cable operators if they fail to comply by QoS regulations. TRAI aims to ensure transparent business practices and [...]

Delhi HC adjourns advertisement cap case till November 20

Delhi High Court has, today, adjourned a case related to advertisement cap till November 20 as it has no time to hear the case imposed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, as per a media report. And also because News Broadcasters Association (NBA), the lead petitioner in the matter, had sought ten days adjournment because [...]

MIB likely to scrap 12-minute per hour advertisement cap on free TV channels

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is likely to scrap 12-minute advertisement per hour regulation on all free-to-air channels which was imposed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. The ministry has considered to lift the advertisement cap as free-to-air channels have no alternate source of revenue. On March 22, 2013, TRAI notified the regulations restricting advertising [...]