On the request of stakeholders, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the date of receiving written comments on placement and carriage fees and need of minimum channel carrying capacity of Multi System Operators (MSOs).
It may be recalled that on December 20, 2012, TRAI had issued a consultation paper pursuing comments from all stakeholders by January 11, 2013. But now, on the request of stakeholders the date has been extended till January 18, 2013.
The consultation paper had issued the interconnection and tariff order for Digital Addressable System (DAS). This consultation process has been initiated in a view of the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) judgement on October 19, 2012.
The paper covered the issues of minimum channel carrying capacity of MSOs, regulation of placement fee, modification of the twin conditions to prevent perverse price at retail and minimum prescription period of channels and manner of offering channel bouquet.