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I&B asks IPTV operators to file self-declaration

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NEW DELHI: Operators of the Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) have been asked by the Information ad Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) to send a self-certified declaration to the Ministry, the Department of Telecommunication and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) giving details as required.

 The declaration to be sent by 30 March should cover issues like license or registration under which IPTV service is proposed, the launch date, the area being covered and the details of the network infrastructure amongst others.

 The Ministry said the policy guidelines for IPTV issued in 2008 had in Clause (ii) provided that all telecom licensees or cable operators will have to give the self-declaration before providing IPTV.

In compliance to this clause, this Ministry has already formulated a self certified declaration and placed it on the Ministry’s website mib.nic.in.

According to this self declaration form, IPTV service providers will need to  give a declaration that they shall abide by all the conditions contained in the guidelines for provisioning of IPTV services and any future amendments, directions, orders and regulations that the Central Government or the TRAI may lay down.

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