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Show DAS licence, sign interconnect deal to get Star India signal: TDSAT tells Gurgaon MSO

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NEW DELHI: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Arbitration Tribunal (TDSAT) has asked Star India to consider giving digital signals to the Gurgaon based multi system operator (MSO) Technobile Systems Network Pvt Ltd provided the latter produces its digital addressable system (DAS) licence and enters into an interconnect agreement.

Passing this directive on a petition by Technobile, TDSAT chairman Justice Aftab Alam said, "It is hoped and expected that in terms of this order the parties shall execute the interconnect agreement and Technobile shall start receiving the Star signals not later than a week from today (15 July)."

 

Technobile is already receiving Star signals in analogue mode in the municipal areas of Sultanpur, Faizabad, Unnao and Khalilabad. 

The MSO now wants Star’s signals in digital mode in 17 areas (including the above mentioned four areas). 

Star told the Tribunal that it was willing to give its signals to the petitioner in digital mode provided the petitioner produces its DAS licence and enters into interconnect agreement with Star to take its signals at RIO rates and terms.

On execution of the interconnect agreement, Technobile will cease to get signals from Star in analogue mode in the four areas as indicated in the order of the Tribunal of 29 May this year, and consequently shall not be liable to make any payment for analogue signals.

In case Technobile wants Star’s signals in addition to the areas as enumerated in its petition, Star will consider its request in accordance with law and in terms as recorded in this.

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