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Trai sets 15 October as date for CAS awareness drive to kick off

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MUMBAI: The government's CAS rollout plan is steadily unfolding. Further to its earlier order specifying standards of quality of service to be observed by the MSOs / cable operators in CAS notified areas, the sector regulator has directed when the public awareness campaign will kick off.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) today issued a directive that the date for starting public awareness campaign by permitted MSOs in CAS notified areas will be not later than 15 October. The campaign will last for a period of 30 days. The general directive also provides for filing of a compliance report immediately after the start as well as the end of the campaign.

The games are original concepts and are based on popular themes with titles such as Bollywood Squares, a hilarious take on Hollywood Squares, the American TV show. The other titles include Quick Et, a fast cricket game, Star Gaze, a Bollywood celebrity quiz game, Top the Class, a multi user game that can support over 500 users at any given point, adds the release.

Trai had issued a regulation on 23 August specifying standards of quality of service to be observed by the MSOs/ Cable Operators in CAS notified areas of Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. This regulation had stated that multi system operators permitted to provide cable services in CAS notified areas would be required to conduct a public awareness campaign from a date to be specified by Trai.

The full text of the general directive is available on Trai's website www.trai.gov.in

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