Top Story


Home >> Digital >> Article

TRAI releases consultation paper on commercial tariff issue

Font Size   16
TRAI releases consultation paper on commercial tariff issue

TRAI has released a consultation paper on issues relating to commercial tariff for broadcasting and cable television services. Previously, TRAI had freezed the tariffs for commercial cable users.

The previous tariff order dated October 1, 2004 did not distinguish between commercial and other services. Hearing a petition filed by a couple of associations of hotels and restaurants against leading broadcasters on whether hotels and restaurants could be equated with domestic consumers for the provision of cable TV service, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) had passed a judgment asking the telecom regulator to consider whether it was necessary or not to fix the tariff for commercial purposes in order to bring about greater degree of clarity and to avoid any conflicts and disputes arising in this regard.

Accordingly, TRAI had passed an interim order sealing the tariffs applicable to commercial cable subscribers at the rates prevailing on March 1, 2006.

The major issues that requires to be decided includes whether tariffs for commercial purposes be fixed or not, how to define commercial consumers and differentiate them from non-commercial consumers and method through which it has to be fixed. TRAI has sought inputs from all concerned by May 12, 2006.


Arati Singh, Channel Head, NDTV Good Times, opens up on how she loves to go on adventurous trips on a typical weekend.

In week 9 of BARC ratings, the channel led the lifestyle space with 1206 million impressions followed by TLC, FYI TV18, Food Food and Fox Life

During his brief visit to India, Ronen Mense, Vice- President- Asia, AppsFlyer, spoke to exchange4media about app marketing and the new trends one can witness in mobile marketing.

Neha Kulwal, CEO, Admitad, talks about the future of affiliate marketing and the company's growth over the years

SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India,) imposed the fine for delayed disclosures under the Listing Agreement and the Insider Trading Regulations

Under BN Kumar’s leadership, PRCI held several successful global conclaves, brought out highly professional house journals and conducted international award winning social communication campaigns

At the 10th Pitch CMO Summit, marketers discussed the challenges of interfacing with the digitally empowered consumer.