MIB calls for meet to discuss broadband services through cable TV networks

A conference will be held with cable TV industry representatives on December 18

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Dec 11, 2018 2:55 PM
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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) is organising a conference of cable TV industry representatives (MSOs) on December 18 to discuss providing broadband services through cable TV networks.

The meet will discuss various issues, including feasibility, affordability, ubiquity, infrastructure, modalities of payment and segregation of revenue earned from broadband activities.

According to a ministry notice, detailed deliberation will be held on: (i) willingness of the operators to invest in the infrastructure required. ii) The payment of 8 per cent Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) as the fee to DoT, whether to be paid only on the broadband services or on overall revenue earned in respect of both the businesses. iii) Whether separate entity needs to be created for the broadband activities for segregation of the revenue earned on it. iv)All other issues related to the delivery of broadband services through cable TV network.

The notice mentions that the conference will be held at Gulmohar Hall, Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, and will see participation from major MSOs, officials from MIB, DoT, TRAI and Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL).

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