142 MSOs get 10 year DAS licence for specified areas, 26 denied permission

NEW DELHI: A total of 11 multi-system operators (MSOs) from  all over the country have been granted permanent registration for 10 years to operate the digital addressable system (DAS) during the last two months, bringing the total number of registered MSOs to 142 as compared by 131, as on 7 November.

Most of these MSOs had been given provisional permission earlier.

The MSOs who have received permission after the last list released of 7 November are Karuvai Communications for DAS areas in Tamil Nadu, Ajana Cable Network for DAS notified area of phase III in Vaijapur, Aurangabad in Maharashtra, New Peime Network DAS notified in Dehradun, Haridwar, Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Chamoli Garhwal, and Uttarkashi Districts in Uttarakhand; Jai Mata Di Cable Network for DAS notified areas in Mehendergarh, Rewari, Bhiwani & Jhajjar District of Haryana and Alwar & Jhunjhnu Districts of Rajasthan; Onsky Technology for PAN India; Space Television Network for DAS notified area in Municipal Council of Greater Mumbai in phase I and rest of Maharashtra in phase III; Haldwani Digital Services for the State of Uttarakhand; V. R. Cable for the cities of Kanyakumari, Tuticorin and Chennai in Tamil Nadu; Satellite Cable Communication for phase II, III, and IV areas in Pune District and Nasik District; R.D Cable Network for DAS notified area in Canacona, Quepem, Sanguem and Salcettte in Goa; the Orugallu Communications for DAS notified areas under Phase II,  III and IV in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana;

The list of MSOs who have been refused permission has gone up to 26 from the earlier figure of 22 with four MSOs 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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