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  • 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…

Regulations

  • TRAI Economics go wrong TDSAT sets aside Tariff Hike of 27.5 % Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) on 28 April, set aside the TRAI 27.5 per cent inflation-linked tariff hike for non-addressable systems and asked broadcasters to maintain a separate account for the additional subscription amount that they have collected from distribution platforms as a result of the tariff hike.
  • Over-The-Top (OTT) services being Regulated Telecom service providers (TSPs) offering fixed and mobile telephony are currently being overwhelmed by online content, known as Over-the–top (OTT) application and services. The term Over-the-top (OTT) refers to application and services which are accessible over the internet and ride on operators’ networks offering internet access services e.g. social networks,…
  • Ofcom's Strategic Review of Digital Communication UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced an overarching review of the nation’s digital communications markets, to ensure that communications providers and services continue to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.

DIGITIZATION NEWS

  • Details of Phase III agreements of DAS sought from broadcasters and MSOs: TRAI The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has scheduled a meeting on 28 April with broadcasters and MSOs to know their status report on the interconnect agreements made by them for Phase III of digital addressable system (DAS).
  • Digi NMN’s application rejected while 11 new MSO licences issued: MIB Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has rejected the application of Digi Navi Mumbai Network (DNMN), a Joint venture of Digicable Network India, for permanent multi-system-operator (MSO) as the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has not granted security clearance to the company. DNMN had filed an application in August 2014.
  • Minutes of 40th and 41st Open House Meeting held with MSOs In 40th and 41st Open House Meeting (OHM) held on 31 March and 7 April respectively, the following MSOs security clearance is awaited from Home Ministry.

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