TRAI releases White Paper on Benefits of New Framework for Small MSOs

Apr 24, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on April 23, 2019, has released White Paper on Benefits of 'New Framework' for Small Multi-Systems Operators (MSOs).

The framework comprises of Interconnection Regulations 2017, Quality of Service & Consumer Protection Regulations 2017 and Tariff Order 2017 was duly notified vide Press release no.71/2018 dated July 03, 2018. All the timelines prescribed in the framework commenced from July 03, 2018 and the new regulatory framework has come into effect on December 29, 2018.

The new regulatory framework is based on transparency, non-discrimination, protection of consumer interest and enabling orderly growth of the sector as its core principles. The 'New Framework' promotes the consumer interest. Making the choices available to consumer and consumer paying only for what she/ he choose to watch is the fulcrum of the new framework. This will encourage market forces to play and improve the quality of TV channels with better consumer viewing experience.  

The purpose of the White paper is to identify the issues faced earlier by the small and medium MSOs and the benefits that accrue to them with the introduction of the 'New Framework'.

For any clarification/ information, Shri Anil Kumar Bhardwaj, Advisor -II (B&CS) may be contacted at Tel. No. +91-11-23237922.

[Press Release No. 30 / 2019]

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