TDSAT directs Siti Cable & subsidiaries to unblock signals to 141 Kolkata LCOs

NEW DELHI: Siti Cable and four multi system operators (MSOs) associated with it have been directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Arbitration Tribunal (TDSAT) to unblock the IDs and remove on-screen displays (OSDs), if any are running on the network of any of Kolkata’S 141 cable operators.


The Tribunal also asked the Cable Operators Sangram Association of Kolkata representing the LCOs, Siti Cable, and the four MSOs namely Indian Cable Net Company, Calcutta Communication, Purvi Communication and Purbalaya Communication to maintain status quo both in regard to payment of monthly subscription fees as also supply of signals to the individual LCOs until further orders. 


TDSAT chairman Justice Aftab Alam and members Kuldip Singh and B B Srivastava also accepted the plea of the Association to implead the four MSOs in the petition as some LCOs received their Siti Cable signals through these.


Listing the matter for 15 October, the Tribunal noted that the companies “are evidently subsidiaries of the sole respondent, namely Siti Cable Network, but in view of the objection raised on its behalf, it is necessary to bring them on record by having them formally impleaded as party respondents.” 

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