Cable TV

Bengaluru MSOs, ISPs to cough up Rs 300 crore as 15-year fee for cables laid

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/cable_tv_images/2014/02/21/bbmp.jpg?itok=-MHAllP1

MUMBAI: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will soon have Rs 3 billion in its kitty. And how? The municipal corporation has after deliberations for over two months come out with a fee structure for laying of cables across the city by multi-system cable TV operators (MSOs) and internet service providers (ISPs).

According to BBMP, MSOs and ISPs in the city have laid at least 15,000 km of cables. The move to levy a fee is to not only generate revenue, but also to ensure that the roads remain clean.

MSOs and ISPs have to pay upfront Rs 200 per meter for three cable ducts as fee for a period of 15 years. In addition, MSOs and ISPs will have to pay Rs 100 per meter for every additional duct they use.

Local cable operators (LCOs) have been exempted from paying a fee for laying cables.

According to an official with a Bengaluru-based MSO, the BBMP has asked the 30 MSOs operating in the city to submit a letter accepting the terms and conditions set by the municipal corporation for laying cables. ?This letter needs to be sent on an immediate basis. Those who accept the terms can then be permitted for underground cabling,? the MSO official says.

The MSOs and ISPs which have already laid underground optical fibre cable (OFC), will in the next 3 months have to submit details of their underground cabling to the BBMP. On failure to provide details of cables already laid, the BBMP can either remove the OFC or can auction it.

?If the operators fail to submit details, the property will no longer belong to them,? the MSO official explains.

BBMP has also given three months to MSOs and ISPs to declare all uncleared OFC and pay a penalty at the rate of Rs 200 per meter in addition to the Rs 200 per meter per three ducts payable for a period of 15 years.

The MSOs and ISPs have also been asked to conduct third-party inspections of repairs done to roads damaged due to underground laying of cables. ?This has to be done at the company?s cost,? he informs.  Operators also have to pay Rs 100 per meter of cable laid as supervision charge to the BBMP.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/11/gtpl.jpg?itok=Ab3NPOIV
GTPL Hathway revenue up for Q1

Indian multi-system operator and internet service provider GTPL Hathway Limited (GTPL) reported 15.7 per cent increase in total income for the quarter ended 30 June 2018 (Q1 2019, quarter or period under review) as compared to the corresponding year-ago quarter  (y-o-y) Q1 2018.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/04/Jio.jpg?itok=rZUvEat1
Jio & Hathway continue to lead wireless and wired Internet subs growth in 2018

India witnessed 1.74 percent growth in broadband internet customers in the month of April 2018 (Apr-18, month under review) according Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data for the month ended 30 April 2018. Hence, 71.90 lakh (7.19 million, 0.719 crore) broadband subscribers were added...

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/03/hathway.jpg?itok=ia1s4x4_
Hathway ropes in Sitendu Nagchaudhuri as new CFO

Leading cable operator Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd has appointed Sitendu Nagchaudhuri as the new chief financial officer (CFO). The fellow chartered accountant?s experience in the field of corporate finance, commercial and strategy leadership spans over 27 years.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/22/mike.jpg?itok=d6c4AxlX
Sony to bring Pictures, TV division under one roof

Sony Pictures TV is set to merge international TV operations to bring its television networks, home entertainment and distribution businesses together. This shuffle may lead to some job cuts, with many senior executives from Sony having already departed.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/19/en.jpg?itok=seVAZMpN
DEN Network fixed-line b?band biz plan hinges on partnerships & leveraging present infra

MUMBAI: With telcos handing out data at cheap rates in various package sizes under innovative schemes, mobile data consumption has increased rapidly in India in the last few years, while the growth of fixed-line broadband (FLBB) users has been tepid, if not completely static. MSO DEN Networks now...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/15/den.jpg?itok=MgrBAraC
DEN aims to convert 10% of SD subscribers to HD in a year

DEN Networks CEO SN Sharma has set a target of converting 10 per cent of its standard definition (SD) subscribers to high definition (HD) within a year.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/15/gtpl.jpg?itok=UXtKUTNt
GTPL Hathway appoints Viren Thakkar as new chief financial officer

GTPL Hathway , one of the major players in the Indian cable TV and broadband industry, has appointed Viren Thakkar as chief financial officer of the company. The appointment ,which will come into effect from 2nd July, was posted on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) website.

Cable TV People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/13/hathway.jpg?itok=d7ITpv1s
Hathway plans to seed 2.5 lakh high definition set top boxes in FY19

Going along the lines of FY18, broadband and cable TV service provider Hathway Cable and Datacom is planning a Capex of Rs 310 crore in FY19. In addition to that, it plans to seed 2.5 lakh high definition (HD) set top boxes (STB) in FY19. The company had 2.16 lakh HD subscribers at the end of March...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/05/gtpl.jpg?itok=pDk34haZ
Jayanta Pani Resigns as CFO of GTPL Hathway

Jayanta Pani chief financial officer (CFO) of GTPL Hathway has decided to part ways with the company. Pani's last working day at GTPL, where he joined in November 2008, will be 30th June.

Cable TV People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories