TRAI extends deadline for new tariff regime to Feb 1

The decision came after representatives from the broadcast industry met TRAI officials on Thursday

TRAI

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday extended the deadline for the implementation of its new tariff rule by 30 days, from December 29, 2018 to February 1, 2019. 

According to media reports, the decision came after representatives from the broadcast industry met TRAI officials on Thursday to request a 30-day deferral. The decision has also been taken in view of the fact that consumers are not yet fully aware of the new tariff regime. 

On December 26, TRAI had advised all broadcasters, DPOs (distribution platform operators) and LCOs (local cable operators) to ensure that no channel that has already been subscribed by a consumer is discontinued post December 29. As per the current implementation schedule, all service providers are required to complete preparation for migration to the new framework by December 28.
 

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