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ROOP SHARMA (ARTICLES)

  • Digitisation Phase III & IV - Moving Forward Whatever may be said by the Ministry or TRAI in their statements to the media about the success of digitisation, it has been a failure so far, as even after three years, no benefits to consumers are visible. No broadcaster has dared to make a programme, public debate or discussion…
  • Quality of Service’ is a Priority Even after three years of digitization, Consumer is still not in a deciding position and no market forces exist in India in broadcasting sector in the Digital Domain. It is because monopolies of a few big players are still rampant. TRAI has made regulations to curb monopolies but its recommendations…
  • Road to Survival- LCO becomes MSO Cable Making Co-operatives Delay in completion of Phase III and IV has given the LCO an opportunity to become a DAS MSO himself and be a part of Digital India

Regulations

  • Need for Convergence Regulations The NDA government is all set to revive the Convergence Bill in a bid to give India's telecom, internet and television sectors a super regulator that may seek to replace TDSAT with a new appellate body called the Communications Appellate Tribunal and scrap the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
  • TRAI Propose mandatory commercial interoperability of CPE in DTH services The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has on 27 February issued a draft Tariff Order (TO) for consultation with stakeholders. This draft prescribes a framework for commercial interoperability of Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) offered by the Direct-to-Home (DTH) operators to their subscribers.
  • Post Partition of Andhra Pradesh, MSOs face the heat of Division Telangana and Andhra Pradesh prior to the implementation of DAS was an analogue area i.e. unlike the major metros there was no existence of CAS which means that the customers and cable operators were new to the concept of set top boxes and digital signals.

DIGITIZATION NEWS

  • TRAI notifies amendments to the DAS Regulations incorporating provision of financial disincentives on MSOs Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on 25 March notified the Standards of Quality of Service (Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems) (Amendment) Regulations, 2015 dated 25th March, 2015 applicable for Cable TV Services being provided through Digital Addressable Systems (DAS) incorporating provisions for levy of financial disincentives on Multi System Operators…
  • MIB grants 11 MSO licences for DAS Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has granted 11 new multi-system operator licences which is valid for 10 years to operate digital addressable cable systems (DAS). Until now, the ministry has issued a total of 153 permanent licences.
  • MSO registration deadline for Phase III extended to 6 Feb I&B Ministry has extended the cut-off date for multi-system operator (MSO) registration for Phase III of digital addressable system (DAS) to 6 February 2015.

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