TRAI releases consultation paper on Entry level Net-worth requirement of MSOs in Cable TV services

Apr 10, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on April 09, 2019, has released the 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 thereof.

The objective of the consultation paper is to deliberate whether there is a need to fix entry level net worth for MSO? if yes, what should be the value of the net worth required at the time of registration for MSO? Further the paper seeks the comments regarding the documents and method to assess the net-worth of an applicant, if a minimum value is prescribed.  

Full text of the Consultation Paper is available on the TRAI's website

Written comments on the Consultation Paper are invited from the stakeholders by May 08, 2019. Counter-comments, if any, may be submitted by May 15, 2019. The comments and counter comments may be sent preferably in the electronic form on the email address [email protected] or [email protected] For any clarification/ information, Shri Anil Kumar Bhardwaj, Advisor (B&CS)-II may be contacted at Tel. No. +91-11-23237922.

[Press Release No 26 /2019]

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