On 14 Feb, the sector regulator TRAI was asked by the Delhi High Court to explain the rationale behind its decision to extend the migration deadline for TV customers to 31st March.
The telecom regulator TRAI will organise Consumer Awareness Program Howrah (WB). The program will be organised by Federation of Consumer Associations West Bengal (FCAWB).
On 12 Feb, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a press note in which it announced the extension of the deadline for consumers who have not exercised their options under the new pricing regime. The new last date is 31 March 2019.
On 8 Feb, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a press note in which it stated that the discount or waive off on network capacity fee (NCF) for the second or additional TV connection should be uniform in the target market area of respective distribution platform operator (DPO).
On 7 Feb, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) extended the last date for receiving comments and counter comments on Consultation Paper on "Review of Television Audience Measurement and Ratings in India".
While telecom regulator TRAI is facing numerous cases in different courts around the country on its new tariff regime, the Delhi High Court has adjourned the Tata Sky-TRAI case till 8 Feb. Discovery and Bharti Telemedia-owned Airtel Digital TV and Sun Direct are also parties to this case.
The telecom regulator TRAI is organizing Consumer Outreach Programme in different parts of the country. These programmes are primarily intended to outreach to the customers, industries bodies, State Government various Government bodies, CAGs and TSPs. Details of venue, date for the programme to be organized in Raichur (Karnataka) along with contact person and telephone number is as under:
These days, the sector watchdog TRAI is being bombarded with cases at many courts due to its new tariff order. On 1 Feb, the Gujarat high court issued notice to the regulator over a petition filed by local cable operators (LCO) challenging the decision to fix the ratio of profit sharing between the cable operators and the multi system operators (MSO).
On 31 January, the Calcutta High Court changed its earlier order and vacated the stay granted on 29th January on the implementation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) tariff order.
On 30 January, two conflicting things happened in two different high courts. While the Calcutta High Court stayed the implementation of the new tariff order till 18th February, the Madras High Court dismissed a petition challenging the TRAI’s regulations and tariff order.
Post 7 Feb, the distribution platform operators (DPOs) will switch off those customers who fail to migrate to new packs offered by different broadcasters. The order was issued by the telecom regulator TRAI on 30 Jan.
The TRAI tariff order case involving DTH operator Tata Sky and telecom regulator TRAI has been postponed by the Delhi High Court to 30 Jan. Bharti Telemedia-owned Airtel Digital TV and Sun Direct are also a part of the case.
On 28 January, telecom regulator TRAI Chairman R S Sharma said, "We will be organising open house discussions soon. And hopefully, by the end of the next month, we should be able to come up with recommendations."
As per telecom regulator TRAI, nearly 40 per cent of the consumers have already exercised their options under the new regulatory framework. The last date is 31st January.
The telecom regulator TRAI is organizing Consumer Outreach Programme in different parts of the country. These programmes are primarily intended to outreach to the consumers, industry bodies, State Govt., various government bodies, CAGs and TSPs. Details of venue, date for the programme to be organized in, Moirang, Bishnupur (Manipur) along with contact person and telephone number are as under:
The Delhi High Court has adjourned the TRAI Tariff Order case till 28 Jan. The case involves leading DTH operator Tata Sky against telecom regulator TRAI. Bharti Telemedia-owned Airtel Digital TV and Sun Direct are a part of the case.
On 22 January, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) warned all distribution platform operators (DPOs) of strict action if they fail to implement the new tariff order from 1 Feb.
The telecom regulator TRAI will organise Consumer Awareness Programme at Badlapur (Thane) in Maharashtra in partnership with Consumer Guidance Society of India. Venue will be - Caliber Convent School and Junior College, Vangani (W), Badlapur, Dist. Thane (Maharashtra). Date & time: 25 Jan; 2.30 PM.
On 18 Jan, telecom regulator TRAI released the Telecom Subscription Data as on 30th November, 2018. As per the reports received from 306 operators, the number of broadband subscribers increased from 496.12 million at the end of Oct-18 to 511.90 million at the end of Nov-18 with a monthly growth rate of 3.18%.
Replying on the OTT consultation paper seeking the views of stakeholders to bring the OTT communication services under the regulatory framework, several distribution platform operators (DPOs) have requested the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to widen the ambit of the consultation paper about the regulatory framework for over the top (OTT) communication services.
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