Draft Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Register of Interconnection Agreements Regulations, 2019

Apr 24, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on April 22, 2019, has released the Draft Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Register of Interconnection Agreements Regulations, 2019.

The objective of this draft regulation is to ensure that all the Interconnection agreements are filed by every broadcaster and the distributor of television channels (with average active subscriber base of its entire distribution network equal to or more than two lakhs).The existing regulation mandates broadcasters of pay TV channels, DTH operators, HITS operators and IPTV operators to report to the TRAI, annually, the information relating to the interconnection agreements signed among them.

To simplify the process, avoid duplication of reports, and formulate its view on various issues such as accessibility of information of register, the Authority had issued a consultation paper on 'The Register of Interconnection Agreements (Broadcasting and Cable Services) Regulations, 2016, on March 23, 2016. In the meanwhile, the new regulatory framework has been implemented. Based on the comments received in the consultation process and analysis of the developments in the market pursuant to implementation of the new regulatory framework these draft regulations have been prepared.

Written comments, with detailed reasons, justifications and supporting data on the draft Regulation are invited from the stakeholders by May 06, 2019. The comments may be sent, preferably in electronic form, to Sh. Anil Kumar Bhardwaj, Advisor (B&CS), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, on the mail:- [email protected] or [email protected] For any clarification/ information, Sh. Anil Kumar Bhardwaj, Advisor (B&CS)-II may be contacted at TeI. No.: +91-11-23237922.

[Press Release No 29/2019]

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