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150 MSOs get 10 year licence under DAS; 27 denied permission

NEW DELHI: Another 11 multi-system operators (MSOs) all over the country have been granted permanent registration for 10 years to operate the digital addressable system (DAS) during the last two months, thus bringing the total to 153 as compared to 142 by December-end.

Most of these MSOs had been given provisional permission earlier.    

The MSOs who have received permission as on 5 March after the last list released of 7 January are:

- Cossco Communications Limited of Shyamnagar for West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura under Phase – I, II, III & IV;

- Netset Media Services of Jamnagar for the state of Gujarat; Satlinks of Pallakad for the state of Kerala; 

- Vishwam Cable Network of Porbandar and Suraj Cable Network of Rajkot for Phase II, III and IV in Gujarat; 

- Kaizen Digital Services for Karnataka in Phase – II, III and IV except Mysore city; 

- Utkal Cable Vision of Orissa for the third and fourth phases pan India; 

- SS Cable Network of Balaghat for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra,Odhisha & Jharkhand under Phase – I,II,III & IV; 

- Chelikam Networks of Tirupati for Phase III & Phase IV of Chittur, Kadapa, Ananthpur and Nellore Districts of Andhra Pradesh; 

- DDC CATV Network of Delhi for pan India in all phases; and

- Mohit Sai Cable Network of Vizayanagram for Vishakapatanam, Vizayanagaram and Srikakulam District in III and IV phase in the state of Andhra Pradesh.  

The list of MSOs, who have been refused permission as on 28 February, has gone up to 27 from 26 with one more MSO being denied permission. Some of those in the cancelled list applied as early as March 2013.

MSO sources, however, said that the approved list was in addition to the 140 whose names had been approved earlier in March last year.

The Ministry website has listed the areas and the date from which the MSOs have been given permission.

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