On 9 April 2019, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has today issued consultation paper on 'Entry level Net-worth requirement of Multi System Operators (MSOs) in Cable TV services. A Multi System Operator (MSO) is an authorized service provider, providing cable TV services to its subscribers. The Rule 11(3) of Cable Television Network Rules, 1994 mentions about financial strength of the applicant for grant of MSO registration without explicitly details.
On 5 April, the telecom regulator TRAI released the "Indian Telecom Services Performance
On 4 April, the Delhi High Court adjourned the petition of DTH operators Tata Sky, Discovery India Communication, Airtel Digital TV and Sun Direct challenging Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and its new tariff regime to 11 April.
As per sector regulator TRAI’s officials, migration to the new tariff regime is nearly complete. The last date for implementation was March 31.
On 30 March, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a tender for expression of interest for empanelment of auditors to carry out audit of digital addressable systems (DAS) of the distribution platform operators (DPOs).
On 28 March, the Delhi High Court adjourned the petition of the DTH operator Tata Sky and Discovery India Communication, Airtel Digital TV and Sun Direct which is challenging Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and its new tariff regime to 4 April.
The telecom regulator TRAI has extended the deadline for stakeholder comments and counter-comments on its discussion paper on reviewing a key porting fee and related ancillary levies for mobile number portability (MNP).
Telecom regulator TRAI will organize a Seminar on “Evolution of communication: Social Media & Beyond”. This Seminar intends to address various aspects of Evolution of communication: Social Media and Beyond in Telecom Services with talk and discussions consisting of experts from Industry, Government and Academia.
The telecom regulator TRAI will organise a Regional Workshop on Capacity Building of Consumer Advocacy Groups (CAGs) at Hotel Moti Mahal, Falnir Road, Mangalore-575001 (Karnataka) on 15.03.2019, Time: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.
The telecom regulator TRAI is going to organize Customer Outreach Programmes in different parts of the country. These programmes are primarily intended to outreach to the customers, industry bodies, State Govt., various government bodies, CAGs, and TSPs. Details of venue, date for the programme are given below:
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) shall hold an Open House Discussion on the Consultation Paper on 'Regulatory Framework for Over-The-Top (OTT) Communication Services' on 25 March at 2.00 PM in New Delhi. Venue will be declared soon.
While speaking at the Mobile World Congress 2019, the telecom regulator TRAI Chairman RS Sharm said that the regulator will release its recommendations on the regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) services in couple of months.
On 25 Feb, the telecom regulator issued a clarification on Non-transmission of India-Australia recent Cricket T20/ODI matches over Cable Networks.
The telecom regulator TRAI conducted "Regional Workshop on Capacity Building of Consumer Advocacy Groups" at Dwarka, Gujarat on 18 Feb.
The TV ratings agency, the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) has been ordered by the sector regulator the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to resume publishing its TV viewership data immediately.
On 24 Feb, the telecom & broadcasting regulator TRAI acted on complaints and asked distributors of TV channels to ensure that channels belonging to the same genre are placed together and one channel appears only at one place as prescribed under its rule.
As per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), nearly all cable TV customers have been migrated to the new tariff regime while figure for direct to home (DTH) customers is 43%.
On 22 Feb, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued a White Paper on ‘Enabling 5G in India’. The White Paper tries to identify the probable challenges, including regulatory ones, in the deployment of 5G Networks in India and to initiate a discussion with all stakeholders for finding implementable solutions.
As per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Annual Report 2017-18, the TV segment revenue in India has recorded a growth of 12.24 per cent since last year.
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