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TDSAT directs Hathway to not disconnect signals of Siddhi Vinayak Cable Ops Association members

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NEW DELHI: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Arbitration Tribunal (TDSAT) has directed Hathway Cable & Datacom to not disconnect the supply of signals to any of the 16 cable operators who are part of the Siddhi Vinayak Cable Operators Association.

Chairman Justice Aftab Alam and members Kuldip Singh and B B Srivastava also directed the MSO and the Association to resolve their problems through mediation and asked them to appear before the Mediation Centre.

Hathway counsel J K Mehta told the Tribunal that his client was equally aggrieved by non-payment of regular monthly subscription fees by the members of the petitioner association. Mehta also stated that the cable operators are liable to make payment @ Rs 115 per STB (exclusive of taxes) prior to packaging.

The Tribunal said the cable operators in turn will continue to make payment of the monthly subscription fees on the basis of the last payment made by them respectively.

The Mediation Centre will try to resolve the disputes between the parties expeditiously and without any unnecessary loss of time, the bench said.

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