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TRAI sets tariff for STBs for digital cable TV subscribers

29-May-2013
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TRAI sets tariff for STBs for digital cable TV subscribers

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued tariff orders prescribing standard tariff packages for set top boxes for Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems (DAS) and Consumer Premises Equipment (CPEs) for Direct to Home (DTH) services.

The prime objective of these tariff orders is to ensure effective commercial interoperability. The said tariff orders have been devised to make available STBs/ CPEs at reasonable prices as well as to take care of the interests of the service providers. This would also promote healthy competition amongst the operators, which would ultimately benefit all stakeholders of the sector, including the consumers.

The tariff includes installation and activation charges as well as charges for maintenance and repairs for a period of three years. No monthly rental needs to be paid after three years as it will become the subscriber’s property after that period of time.

The packages are mandatorily offered to the subscribers, in addition, service providers can also offer alternatives schemes or packages for supply of STBs/
CPEs.

The tariff orders prescribe the following standard tariff packages for supply of STB/ CPE to the subscribers:

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